Thirty-three businesses across the North East are celebrating after reaching the finals of the esteemed North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards 2019 following 80 applications across all categories.
Scottish supply chain companies are being asked to propose solutions for the recovery of concrete mattresses from the seabed as part of the offshore oil and gas decommissioning programme jointly developed by private sector economic development company Opportunity North East (ONE) and Scottish Enterprise (SE).
ONE and SE are partnering to support SMEs to target future decommissioning business and are working with oil and gas operators on a series of project-specific opportunities. The programme enables SMEs to present their capabilities, skills and experience to operators in relation to future projects and potentially benefit from business support.
Private sector led economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE) has made two new appointments to its main board as it continues to develop and deliver an ambitious 10-year programme of action and investment to strengthen and diversify the economy of North East Scotland.
Geoff Aberdein, global head of public affairs and policy at Aberdeen Standard Investments, and Michelle Handforth, chief executive of Aberdeen Harbour, have joined the board, which is chaired by Sir Ian Wood KT GBE.
BDP has been appointed as multi-discipline design team consultant for the Bio-therapeutics Hub for Innovation in Aberdeen, Scotland.
The £40m investment project is set to double the number of life sciences companies in North East Scotland and help the sector to collaborate, innovate and commercialise the next generation of therapies and healthcare solutions.
A unique combination of skills and experience, infrastructure and a mature supply chain mean that North East Scotland is competitively positioned to support the development of major offshore wind developments on the east coast of Scotland, according to Sir Ian Wood KT GBE, chair of the region’s private sector led economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE).
Significant offshore wind assets have already been developed in the region, including Vattenfall’s £300m European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) and Equinor’s Hywind, the world’s leading floating offshore wind solution. Infrastructure investments, including the £350m South Harbour in Aberdeen, mean that the region’s extensive maritime capability and major offshore project experience is now supported with new port facilities. North East based companies were early movers in offshore wind, including Ecosse Subsea Systems, EnerMech, Proserv and ROVOP.
Private sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE) and Scottish Development International (SDI) are partnering to help oil, gas and energy supply chain companies internationalise through export knowledge exchange.
ONE and SDI are launching the export knowledge exchange programme to bring seasoned and aspiring exporters together to share experiences, insights and opportunities and increase the volume of supply chain exports to global oil and gas markets.
The team behind the only food and drink producer awards in the region have made a last call for entries from local businesses for the North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards 2019 before the deadline on Monday 28 January 2019.
A new programme has been designed to help tourism businesses in North East Scotland realise their growth potential.
Developed by private sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE) and Scottish Enterprise, the Tourism Business Game Changer programme aims to support executives, managers and owners of tourism businesses in the region to grow their business by capitalising on ongoing investment in major infrastructure and evolving consumer trends.
Private sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE) today (Friday 11 January 2019) welcomed the formal launch of the National Decommissioning Centre in North East Scotland.
Wednesday 20 February 2019, 3.00-6pm
The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, North Deeside Road, Pitfodels, Aberdeen, AB15 9YA
Demand for Scottish food and drink exports continues to grow at record pace and provides tremendous opportunities for provenance, nutritional innovation and luxury goods in the international marketplace. As part of the wider Scottish food and drink strategy, Ambition 2030, we aim to contribute as a region to the doubling of food and drink industry turnover in Scotland to £30 billion.