New business network for Aberdeen oil and gas professionals aims to expand


Lesley Lewis, owner of Aberdeen Oil and Gas Network
Lesley Lewis, owner of Aberdeen Oil and Gas Network

An Aberdeen-based business-to-business networking organisation which aims to enhance collaboration in the oil and gas industry is targeting more than 100 members by the end of January.

The Aberdeen Oil and Gas Network (AOAGN) is the first group aimed specifically at businesses and professionals working in the oil and gas industry, which offers opportunities for both online and offline networking.

The organisation is set to host a networking event for members in February following a successful launch evening held at the Albyn at the end of 2014.

 AOAGN is an online B2B networking community aimed at professionals working in the oil and gas industry, including the marine, power and energy sectors. It aims to provide a forum for members to share ideas and intelligence, network and potentially gain new business.

Lesley Lewis, owner of Aberdeen Oil and Gas Network, has eight years’ procurement experience in the oil and gas industry and believes that the network will open doors for companies looking to develop in 2015 and beyond.

She said: “We’ve experienced an encouraging level of growth since the launch of the network with members already seeing the benefits of joining in terms of making new business contacts. Now it’s time to kick on in the New Year as we target further growth in membership.

“We offer an opportunity for members from companies of all sizes to network in a relaxed, informal atmosphere, which I believe sets us apart from other similar events focused on the oil and gas industry. Our aim at AOAGN is to help members raise their business profile, their business’ potential and connect with other industry professionals.

“In my experience it is increasingly difficult for smaller companies to get on to the approved vendors list of large businesses. We provide a valuable forum which allows people to engage with other industry professionals; enhancing connectivity and building lasting relationships, which can ultimately lead to more business being won.”

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