Investiture of Dr. Ollie Folayan Co-founder AFBE


A Royal Handshake đź‘‘ Our very own co-founder, Dr Ollie Folayan MBE was formally invested with the honors of MBE. We are so happy to see members of our community excel, it gives validation to the work we do. Congratulations, Dr. Ollie Folayan MBE! You’ve worked hard for so many years to uplift others, so this award is a well-deserved … Read More

AFBE Gala & Awards 2023


About this Event The AFBE-UK Gala & Awards Night celebrates the growing diversity of the engineering landscape and the contributions of companies and individuals to the industry. Entries are open to all individuals and UK-registered companies within the engineering sector. Bringing an unmatched level of recognition in front of industry peers, the awards provide companies and individuals with a springboard … Read More

AFBE UK Partners with BP on Diversity and Inclusion Agreement


AFBE Uk is excited to announce a partnership with a world-leading organization BP, we will work closely with BP to support its diversity and inclusion approach with a particular focus on its recruitment strategy and progression of ethnic minority staff into leadership positions.  Ollie Folayan, co-founder of AFBE-UK said: “It is an honour for AFBE-UK to have entered into a … Read More

AFBE-UK Scotland and Leonardo I&D Partnership


Leonardo became the first aerospace defence company in the UK to enter into a partnership with AFBE-UK. Over the past 18 months, this collaboration has developed through several dynamic initiatives.  In this Q&A, Folayo Osekita, Head of Airborne Communications at Leonardo and the Chair of their first Ethnicity Network, describes Leonardo’s journey and outlines AFBE-UK’s valued contribution. Folayo, can you share how … Read More

Wood’s Craig Shanaghey appointed to AFBE-UK advisory board


AFBE-UK has appointed an energy industry leader to its advisory board. Craig Shanaghey, President of Operations Services for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) at global consulting and engineering firm Wood, becomes the tenth member of the AFBE-UK advisory board. Craig is also chair of OGUK’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Group, and is a member of the Energy Leaders’ Coalition, a … Read More

AFBE’s Next Big Idea Pitching Competition

Events, News

Do you have an idea that you’d like to take to the next level? Then AFBE’s Next Big Idea pitching competition is for you! Submit your idea by February 14, 2022 and you could win prizes and mentorship sponsored by RS components and more! The competition will take place in person on 22nd April 2022 at the IET Savoy Place … Read More

Winners announced at 2021 AFBE-UK Scotland Diversity and Inclusion Awards

Gala, News

Diversity and inclusion successes in the energy and engineering sectors were celebrated at the AFBE-UK Scotland awards ceremony in Aberdeen last night. (Thursday, October 21, 2021) An evening of inspiration, celebration, networking and multicultural entertainment took place at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa near Aberdeen, with Aberdeen Lord Provost Barney Crockett, industry leaders, professionals and students in attendance. IMRANDD and Baker Hughes … Read More

Subsea 7 announced as AFBE-UK Scotland’s latest partner


AFBE-UK Scotland, an organisation that encourages greater diversity and inclusion in the energy and engineering sectors, has announced Subsea 7 as a partner. Aberdeen-based AFBE-UK Scotland supports all young people, particularly those from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds, with career aspirations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Subsea 7 is the latest company to join AFBE-UK, a platform for sharing … Read More

Royal Air force Takes Off with AFBE-UK Scotland


AFBE-UK Scotland, a not-for-profit organisation that encourages diversity and inclusion, has announced that the Royal Air Force (RAF) is the latest notable name to join its roster of partners.  Aberdeen-based AFBE-UK Scotland supports all young people, particularly those from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds, with career aspirations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The RAF is the latest … Read More

The IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards 2021


Ella Podmore, 2020 IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award’s winner, is a woman smashing stereotypes, smashing barriers and smashing the world of STEM. These awards celebrate the thousands of women engineers doing ground-breaking work and paving the way for the STEM superstars of the future. If you’re a woman who is working in a STEM role and smashing … Read More