It seems that 2013 is quite a good year to be celebrating an anniversary in Aberdeen. This year Innes Associates celebrates a decade a business and we’re not alone in reaching a significant milestone.
Also celebrating ten years in business are subsea intervention firm Bibby Offshore and Belmont Street eatery Books and Beans. Others who are blowing out candles on the top of their tenth birthday cakes are the Press & Journal’s monthly Energy supplement and Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce’s Northern Star Business Awards.
This year marks 40 years since the first Offshore Europe exhibition and conference was staged in the city. Originally held at the University of Aberdeen and called Offshore Scotland, the event has grown into the largest oil and gas production event in the eastern hemisphere. This year’s event is expected to attract over 1,500 exhibitors and welcome around 50,000 visitors over its four days.
Another Aberdeen business celebrating a major landmark is Roustabout Energy International, one of the leading oil and gas publications in north-east Scotland. Its first magazine came off the printing press in September 1972 and nearly 41 years later its 500th edition has just been printed. Thanks to modern technology you don’t have to have a printed copy to be able toread it as its digital version can be read on a desktop, tablet or mobile phone.
It was this combination of advancing technology and significant milestones that led to Innes Associates managing director Charlie Innes putting pen to paper – or fingers to keyboard – to look at how technology and the way we communicate has evolved over the past 40 years. From telex machines to touchscreens and tablets, and how jobs in the oil industry have changed, are all covered. To read the full article and have a look at the new look Roustabout Energy International has received to mark the 500th issue visit their website. You might also spot a dashing young Charlie Innes!