Leonardo and Wood join forces with AFBE-UK Scotland

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AFBE-UK Scotland, an organisation that encourages greater diversity and inclusion in the energy and engineering sectors, has announced that two UK engineering giants have signed up as corporate members. Leonardo is one of the UK’s largest advanced engineering companies, as well as one of the biggest suppliers of defence and security equipment to the Ministry of Defence. Wood is a … Read More

Men as change agents series: Ollie Folayan

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Let’s adopt Ubuntu: Dr Ollie Folayan, Chair of AFBE-UK Scotland and Principal Process Engineering Consultant, outlines how workplace culture is key to achieving gender balance for the AXIS Network’s Men As Change Agents series. Two ideas were reinforced when I attended a very memorable diversity and inclusion lunch sponsored by the AXIS Network in September. No underrepresented group is homogenous. … Read More

IET Diversity and inclusion event

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Our chair @OllieFolayan74 will be a speaker and panellist at @TheIET Engineering #Diversity & #Inclusion event in Glasgow on November 7. We’re delighted to be involved in this gathering! #engineering #Glasgow #https://events2.theiet.org/diversity/

Spirit Energy joins AFBE-UK Scotland

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Social enterprise AFBE-UK Scotland has announced energy operator Spirit Energy has signed up as a corporate partner. Headquartered in the UK, Spirit Energy is one of Europe’s top independent oil and gas operators and employs more than 700 people across four countries. Joy Egborge Co-Chair of Spirit Energy’s Ethnicity Committee said: “The decision to become a corporate member of AFBE-UK Scotland reflects Spirit Energy’s … Read More

CNR International announced as main sponsor of AFBE-UK Scotland’s NextGen programme

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AFBE-UK Scotland is absolutely delighted to announce that CNR International has recently become the major sponsor of AFBE-UK Scotland’s NextGen programme. CNR International is supporting AFBE-UK to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers. CNR International recently launched an equality, … Read More

Downing Street meeting for North East leader of diversity and inclusion group

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A leading North East advocate of greater diversity and inclusion in the oil and gas industry was part of a delegation to visit No 10. Dr Ollie Folayan, chair of Aberdeen-based AFBE-UK Scotland, was among a number of delegates to meet Nero Ughwujabo, a special adviser to Prime Minister Theresa May on social justice, opportunities and young people. AFBE-UK, the … Read More

AFBE-UK 2017 Annual Report & Newsletter

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2017 has been one of AFBE’s most successful years since we began in 2007. This year we celebrated AFBE with a 10th anniversary Gala attended by business leaders, politicians, engineers and friends of our fantastic organisation. AFBE-UK has evolved into a national organisation with a membership of engineering professionals across the UK and increasing relevance within the EDI community. We … Read More

Celebrating a Great Year

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2017 has been a great year for AFBE-UK as a whole and Scotland has very much been a part of it. AFBE-UK has always worked at grass roots level, seemingly under the radar promoting engineering to young people but it’s fair to say that 2017 brought more open recognition from reputable institutions, many with which we had collaborated for years. … Read More

AFBE-UK 2016 Annual Report & Newsletter

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This newsletter is a celebration of AFBE-UK’s achievements in a rather challenging year within the engineering industry for many. AFBE-UK Scotland celebrated its 5th year anniversary! This newsletter celebrates the remarkable impact that AFBE-UK Scotland has made and many of the articles herein are written by the AFBE-UK Scotland team. I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Dr … Read More

5 Years, 5 days

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On the 9th of November 2016 about 140 oil and gas professionals, students and representatives from both public and private sectors gathered at Aberdeen’s 5-star Marcliffe Hotel to mark AFBE-UK Scotland‘s 5th Anniversary. The Scotland project began on the 4th of November 2011 and the impact of the team has been impressive, most epitomised by the increasing media interest, including … Read More