Following our recent Export Action Plan showcase at GTR UK, we spoke to each of our competition finalists about their plans for export success.
Company name: Market Cross UK Ltd
Representative: Mike Reed
What does your company do at the moment and what’s next?
Market Cross provides nuclear safety services in the form of qualified and experienced nuclear consultants, health and safety consultants, project managers, safety case writers, quality assessors, safety trainers, operators and engineers. These services are provided within a wide variety of sectors including nuclear new build, decommissioning, defence, home office and oil and gas.
We are a Democratic Social Enterprise and we plan to use our unique business model as a catalyst for our export programme. We plan to grow worldwide and in doing so improve on our ability to provide nuclear safety services of the highest possible quality at the lowest possible cost.
How are the exports going?
So far we have exported radiological advice and radon monitoring materials to northern Sweden.
How has the Export Action Plan helped with your exports?
It helped us to focus on some issues we hadn’t yet considered.
How have you found the experience of the final today?
It’s been a great experience.
What tips would you give to other new exporters?
- Take your time
- Get out and talk to people outside the UK
- Ask DIT for advice
About Market Cross
Market Cross UK Limited provides solutions for technically challenging and time constrained nuclear projects. We do this by developing and deploying practical technology while putting together effective working teams of highly experienced and qualified personnel.
Our company is owned by its network of members and consists of micro businesses and sole traders including engineers, project managers and safety consultants. Our company is organised to make it easy for our clients to tap, on demand, into our pool of professional members and associates.
Our main office is located in Dorchester with the members of our organisation located around the UK. We have been trading for nearly five years. Most members of our organisation have 20 years or more experience in the nuclear industry, some have up to 45 years’ experience.
We develop integrated baseline decommissioning strategies and plans for facilities around the UK. We are also able to implement these plans by engaging the members of our organisation, thus bringing a wide range of highly specialised and relevant skills to the table.
We are a company consisting of decommissioning project managers, health and safety trainers, health physics operators, shielding engineers, radiation protection advisers, environmental strategists, radioactive waste advisers, quality management auditors, dangerous goods safety advisers, plant operators, criticality consultants, safety case writers, nuclear metrology specialists, software engineers and nuclear engineers.
We are the world’s first social democratic enterprise focused on the nuclear industry. Our unique business model is the driving force behind our success and our ability to provide high innovation at low cost.