UKAEA, whose half-dozen sites include Dounreay in the north of Scotland, will use the agency to ‘develop the organisation’s profile on CSR and its
image as a whole’, said deputy head of comms Andy Munn. It is keen to improve communication to local MPs and other policy-makers about its programme of converting previously radioactive sites into business parks .
Munn said it is also putting more weight behind ‘fusion research’ to develop environmentally friendly energy sources.
Grayling scooped the three-year contract in a competitive pitch against GPC International, Foresight Communications and four-year incumbent APCO.
UKAEA and its counterpart firm BNFL will both be overseen by the NDA, due to be up and running early next year.