Latest members of the Industry & Power Association – and news of the Power Scotland Conference 8

IPA logoSo what does the Industrial & Power Association (IPA) do for its members? Well Craig McMaster, Regional Director (Europe-Africa) for Dams and Hydropower, MWHGlobal said:

“Membership of the IPA has brought many benefits to MWH in the power and energy sector.  Market awareness, networking, relationships, learning, knowledge sharing and promotional/sponsorship opportunities within a growing sector in the UK have added real value to our business in the UK.  I firmly believe our IPA memberships to be beneficial and value for money.”

The most recent companies who have joined the IPA are HBJ Gateley, which is one of the top 50 law firms in the country, and IslandGIS –which utilises advanced mapping technologies to enable the collation, visualisation and analysis of spatial data.

The former is a full service national law firm that promotes the commercial interests of companies, individuals and organisations. Trading as Gateley in England and HBJ Gateley in Scotland they offer solutions-driven, flexible and commercial legal advice based on an integrated and partner-led service. They are committed to the communities in which they live and work and actively support the ability of their teams to fulfil their potential.

IslandGIS couldn’t be more different. It was established in 2006 and has grown into a respected GIS Services consultancy.  Their focus is on delivering innovative and integrated geospatial solutions for the oil and gas, utilities, maritime, construction, security and environment industries. Based in Edinburgh, they have a strong growing, well integrated team of GIS specialists, developers and technical architects who provide the underlying value to all of their service offerings.

Each company, however, has a common thread in the IPA – and each will have noticed, almost instantly, that there is a daily briefing and whether you need to access historical data or just keep on top of the latest business developments they will now be able to get a report on the subject tailored to them.

They will be able to network with their peers at the top of the energy industry. They will be able to gain a competitive edge with research from world-class universities.

And they will also have discovered that raising industry concerns are far more easily heard in numbers.

So if you would like to think about joining you can get more information by emailing Hector Grant who is Chief Executive of IPA  – you’ll get that and much more information on the website.

wires 1Meanwhile why not go to the Power Scotland Conference 8, which is on 22nd October 2014.

Scotland is about to vote on what is probably the most important decision in its history. The outcome whether for independence or not will result in significant changes to all walks of life.

IPA intends to bring power industry experts together shortly after the Referendum at this event on Wednesday 22/10/2014 to give their views on what it will mean for the industry, the supply chain and the consumer.

As a member of IPA you will be kept up to speed as the programme begins to take shape. Find more information at Power Scotland.


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