Energy North – we’ll be back again in 2015 – and it’ll be even bigger and better


Ian Couper, Chief Executive, Energy North
Ian Couper, Chief Executive, Energy North

We’ll be back – bigger and better – in 2015.

That was the verdict on the first Energy North Conference 2014 held yesterday in Inverness.

Ian Couper, Chief Executive, Energy North, told more than 100 guests and delegates at the Eden Court Theatre in the Highlands capital;

Our first annual conference and exhibition this year was even bigger and better than we hoped.

“And next year, Energy North 2015 will be even – more – bigger and better than we dared to hope when we organised the 20014 event.”

Based on the theme of ‘sharing best practice across the oil, gas and renewables sector’ expert speaker after speaker demonstrated that there is far more that unites each of the three main energy sectors than divides them – with major comment common elements being  finance, planning, consents, training, skills and  environmental issues

Couper added; “The time is right for the north of Scotland and the islands – our area is massively important to the energy sector across the UK.

“With the co-operation of key opinion formers such as MSP Mike Macenzie, Energy North is making sure the voice of the industry in the north of Scotland and the islands is heard loud and clear in Holyrood and Westminster.”

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Speakers – including Fiona Neilson, (Partner, Ledingham Chalmers Ltd LP Solicitors) Sidney Johnston (Vice-President, SPEX Group) Kate McDonald (Managing Director, Capella IP Ltd) Fiona Henderson (Affric Ltd) and Stuart Brown (Bank of Scotland) – all also highlighted that the oil, gas, and renewable industries share many common interests and characteristics in terms of project planning, project finance, project efficiencies, environmental issues management, intellectual copyrights and patents, and skills training and staff development.


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