In 2020, the Chamber’s 32nd oil & gas survey evidenced that reduced activity levels, project cancellations and workforce cuts as a result of the CV19 pandemic slashed business confidence across the sector in the UK.
The survey, co-ordinated by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce is the longest running report of its kind in the UK. We are pleased to once again be partnering with the Fraser of Allander Institute and KPMG to bring these insights to the marketplace.
Join the Chamber’s Shane Taylor and partner at KPMG, Martin Findlay, for the virtual launch of the 33rd survey report to learn what the latest data is telling us from business optimism to employment trends in the UK continental shelf and internationally to the sector’s approach to diversification.
We will also be joined by Mairi Spowage of the Fraser of Allander Institute who will discuss the energy sector in the context of the Scottish economy.
09:00 Welcome (Shane Taylor, AGCC)
09:05 Energy in the wider Scottish economy (Mairi Spowage, Fraser of Allander Institute)
09:20 Key findings from the survey (Shane Taylor, AGCC)
09:45 KPMG views (Martin Findlay, KPMG)
10:25 Close and thanks
Presented by Shane Taylor | Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce
Shane Taylor is the Research and Policy Manager at Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the Chamber, Shane had been supporting businesses at a national level through Scottish Chambers of Commerce since 2017. Before joining the Chamber Network, Shane held a number of research roles, most recently as Research Manager for the UK’s largest marketing website, The Drum.
Presented by Martin Findlay | KPMG LLP
Martin leads KPMG’s office in Aberdeen and has been a KPMG partner since 2000. From its new Marischal Square home, Martin and his team provide Advisory, Tax and Audit services to a variety of clients including many in the oil & gas sector and a significant number who are either diversifying into, or solely focused on, renewable energy sources. Martin’s person specialism is corporate taxation, and he has advised a significant number of global companies on cross-border and domestic UK taxation, including mergers and acquisition transaction structuring.
Presented by Mairi Spowage | Fraser of Allander Institute
Mairi Spowage is Deputy Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute. Areas of expertise include economic policy, regional economic statistics, and economic & fiscal forecasting.
Mairi leads on the Institute's work with various partners, including those in business, the public and third sector.
Previously, she was Deputy Chief Executive of the Scottish Fiscal Commission and Head of National Accounts at the Scottish Government, and has 15 years of experience in different areas of analysis
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