The achievements of the entrepreneurial food and drink community, spanning large and small companies, are set to be celebrated with the launch of the North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards 2019.
Tuesday 30 October 2018, 3.45-6.30pm
Jury’s Inn, Argyll Road, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 0AF
The adoption of digital technologies could unlock £56bn for the food and drink manufacturing industry, according to the UK industry-led Made Smarter Review in 2017.
This event is an opportunity for North East food and drink producers to explore technology, digital transformation and the potential impact on business performance and productivity.
Five international market specialists are to be appointed to support Scottish companies to maximise export opportunities in the energy supply chain.
The collaborative project, funded by the Scottish Government, Scottish Development International (SDI) and Opportunity North East (ONE), will see the appointment of five new energy specialists in markets identified as having significant growth opportunities.
The UK civil nuclear market presents significant opportunities for diversification for companies in the oil, gas and energy supply chain.
Nuclear decommissioning alone is a growth industry. The UK spends £2-3bn per annum on nuclear decommissioning activities. Since 2010, more than £150m per year has been spent on decommissioning works at the Dounreay site in Scotland. The sector is committed to procurement from SMEs as part its contracting strategy.
Scottish supply chain companies are being asked to propose solutions for the cleaning and flushing of offshore oilfield infrastructure as part of the 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.
Two-day event will bring more than US$150bn of worldwide project opportunities to Aberdeen in June 2019.
The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the leading trade association for companies that supply goods and services to the global energy industries, has confirmed that it is working with industry partners including Opportunity North East (ONE) on a major new energy conference and exhibition to take place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on 18 and 19 June 2019.
EIC is developing the first ever Energy Exports Conference with event partners: the Oil & Gas Authority; Scottish Development International; Scottish Enterprise; the Department for International Trade; UK Export Finance, ONE Oil, Gas & Energy and Oil & Gas UK.
Wednesday 29 August 2018, 3.45-6.30pm
Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, North Deeside Road, Pitfodels, Aberdeen, AB15 9YA
Through ONE’s engagement with food and drink producers across the region, we recognise that access to finance is a critical issue for businesses of all sizes when planning their next stage of growth.
Food and drink producers from across North East Scotland have secured contracts with national distributors, scaled up production, diversified product ranges, and accelerated their growth plans through their participation in the bespoke business growth programme led by private sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE).
A dedicated regional hub for digital and entrepreneurship activity is being developed in Aberdeen by private sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE) in partnership with CodeBase and Robert Gordon University (RGU).
A £1.5 million refurbishment of RGU’s former administration building on Schoolhill will create the ONE Digital & Entrepreneurship (ONE D&E) Hub, a focal point for activity and investment to develop a vibrant digital cluster in the North East economy.
The work of a key figure in economic development in North East Scotland was recognised by Robert Gordon University (RGU) today (Wednesday 11 July) with an honorary degree.
The chief executive of Opportunity North East (ONE), Jennifer Craw, was awarded a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at RGU’s graduation ceremony, marking her fourth graduation from the university.