Piper Alpha Memorial

Recent news article about the Piper Alpha Memorial, in the Press and Journal

Business boss hits at Tory claims

Independence Vote “No Barrier to Investment”

Press and Journal – 17/11/2011 by Cameron Brooks

A leading north-east businesswoman has dismissed claims that the prospect of independence would put companies off investing in Scotland.

Jeanette Forbes, managing director of Aberdeen-based engineering and offshore services firm PCL Group, said the business community was more concerned with current taxation and employment.

She spoke out after UK Chancellor George Osborne said the prospect of an independence referendum was damaging investment.

The Conservative MP claimed “instability and uncertainty” surrounded the Scottish economy and some of the world’s biggest companies had voiced concerns about doing business in Scotland.

Finance Secretary John Swinney said there was no evidence to support the chancellor’s remarks and he feared Mr Osborne was trying to “sabotage” economic growth in Scotland


Female Perspective on Success for Girls

Businesswomen address senior pupils

Press and Journal – 24/08/2011

Pupils from the north-east’s only all-girl school learned at first-hand about women succeeding in business at a conference in Aberdeen yesterday.

Sixth-year pupils from St Margaret’s School for Girls heard presentations from three businesswomen at an event entitled ‘be the best you can be’.

First to share her career experiences was Lori Manders, director of development relations and alumni relations at University College London.

Before taking on this role she was director of development and external affairs at Aberdeen University, where she led the largest fundraising campaign in the university’s history.


Offshore Europe 2011

PCL Group extends a warm welcome to all visiting Aberdeen City and Shire for this event

First held in 1973, this year’s Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition is again expected to attract a record number of visitors to the AECC in Bridge of Don, Aberdeen.

We are very much looking forward to this major international event and hope that all visitors have an enjoyable time.

Campaign to promote Aberdeen launched at Offshore Europe

Lord Provost calls on city leaders to back initiative aimed at restoring pride in granite city

Press and Journal – 08/09/2011

A campaign to boost the reputation of Aberdeen at home and abroad was officially launched at a packed Offshore Europe yesterday.

Lord Provost Peter Stephen called on city leaders to back the Aberdeen 1st movement, aimed at restoring pride in the charms of the North-East.

An A-list of influential Aberdonians has already been recruited to bring about a change in attitude, and encourage people to stop running down the Granite City.

Aberdeen 1st will bring together business figures, athletes, public servants and charity workers to inspire people to think differently about their home town.

Launching the initiative, Lord Provost Peter Stephen said: “City leaders are joining together to lift Aberdeen’s reputation around the world and remove some of the recent negativity which was becoming a large problem,