Nearly 60 representatives from north east businesses attended a Dining Club event on board NorthLink Ferries’ MV Hjaltland vessel in Aberdeen on Friday (30 September) to learn about how the ferry operator has put local produce at the forefront of its onboard offering.
Further work to develop new commercial opportunities for the north-east dairy farming sector is to be carried out, after extensive consultation with milk producers, buyers and processors identified a number of potential investments.
Experienced industry leader, Colette Cohen, has been appointed as the chief executive officer of the new Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) in Aberdeen.
Ms Cohen, who has spent 25 years in the oil and gas industry and was latterly senior vice president for the UK and Netherlands region with Centrica’s upstream business, will formally take up the new post in September.
The development of the new, world class Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) in Aberdeen has moved forward with the appointment of the Board and recruitment is now underway for a chief executive officer and other senior posts.
The project to establish Aberdeen as a global centre for innovation and technology development and deployment for the oil and gas industry is being led by private sector economic leadership body Opportunity North East (ONE).
Opportunity North East (ONE) has announced a director appointment to its executive team with responsibility for working with key industry sectors in the north east of Scotland.
Peter Cook joins ONE as director of food, drink and agriculture and brings extensive experience within the sectors to the new post.
Opportunity North East (ONE) is providing £795,000 of funding to support the creation of a new, combined destination marketing organisation (DMO) for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire with the aim of significantly increasing tourism revenues in the region. This is the first significant investment that the ONE’s Economic Leadership Board has approved.
The creation of VisitAberdeenshire will bring the marketing of the North East’s world-class tourism offering under a single body for the first time with the aim of increasing UK and international visitors.
Opportunity North East (ONE) is working with oil and gas industry leaders to establish Aberdeen as a global centre for offshore technology research and development.
The funding announced by the UK and Scottish governments through the Aberdeen City Region Deal (CRD) will enable industry to establish a new, world-class international Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) to support the oil and gas industry in the UK and internationally.
Opportunity North East (ONE), the new private sector led and funded economic development organisation for the region, today (Thursday 28 January 2016) welcomed the City Region Deal (CRD) for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
The work done by ONE, in partnership with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils, Scottish Enterprise and the city’s two universities, has secured significant funds for innovation in the region, spanning the priority industry sectors of oil and gas, agri-food, biopharmaceuticals and including big data and internationalisation.
A new private sector led body, focused on ensuring a sustainable economic future for North-east-Scotland, has been launched following extensive consultation with the region’s business community and discussion with the public sector.
Opportunity North East (ONE), led by high-profile business figures from across the region, aims to broaden and strengthen the region’s economy by investing in and accelerating the delivery of projects of scale and impact through four key sector boards covering Oil & Gas; Food, Drink & Agriculture; Life Sciences; and Tourism.