Aberdeen Young Professionals Ball

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The Event

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The Aberdeen Young Professionals Ball in association with Peterson, was an amazing event celebrating the hard work and fantastic young professional talent in Aberdeen, while looking to the future of Aberdeen’s industries.

The event included welcome drinks, a delicious three-course meal, an evening of live entertainment, an entrepreneur panel discussion, networking opportunities, a charity raffle with lots of prizes and so much more.

The night will also included the annual ‘Mentor Awards’ to honour exceptional mentors and mentees on the Aberdeen Young Professionals scheme, which launched in 2017 to connect senior business leaders with young talent in the area.

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Key Dates

20 Apr 2017:Aberdeen Young Professionals Ball


19.00:Welcome Drinks
19.30:Inspirational Speaker
21.30:Mentor Awards
22.30:Entertainment and Dancing
01.00:Carriages and Free Transport to City Centre
Itinerary subject to change


  • Ben Hanlin

    Ben is the star of the award winning ITV2 show ‘tricked’, tricking unsuspecting members of the public and shocking celebrities with his own special brand of cheeky magic, close-up conjuring and mind games candid camera-style.

    Ben has starred in the world’s best-selling touring show ‘Illusionists’ and recently appeared on ITV1’s ‘Live at the Palladium’.

    He became an overnight sensation deputing his incredible tricks as magic boy on YouTube, and has over 9k views on YouTube.

    Ben has performed tricks on celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Sharon Osbourne, Anthony Joshua and Gary Barlow.

    Watch Ben in action here.


Charity Fundraising

  • Maggie's Aberdeen and Mental Health Aberdeen (MHA)

    We’re raising funds for two amazing charities: Maggie’s Aberdeen and Mental Health Aberdeen.

    Maggie’s Centres are very special places where people with cancer, their family, friends and carers can receive practical, emotional and social support. The Centres are places to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; places where qualified experts provide emotional support; places to meet other people and places where you can simply sit quietly with a cup of tea.

    Mental Health Aberdeen is a charity, local to Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire providing support services, counselling and advice to adults, young people and children affected by challenges related to mental health and wellbeing. MHA provide services such as adult and youth counselling, befriending, carers support and community day centres.

    Mental Health Aberdeen was formed in 1950, making it one of the oldest charities working with people experiencing mental health difficulties.

    Here are some of the awesome prizes you could win at the Aberdeen Young Professionals Ball!

    Remember to bring cash with you on the night to raise funds for our wonderful charities.


  • Mentee of the Year

    1. Jess Hippey
    2. David Garcia
    3. Emma Honeyman
    4. Claire Williams
    Read More
  • Mentor of the Year

    1. Duncan Skinner
    2. Stacy Edghill
    3. Ross Jolly
    4. Barry Mole
    5. Ken Salmon
    Read More

Title Sponsor

  • Peterson

    With its feet grounded in history but its hands on the future, Peterson prides itself on thinking in generations. Peterson offers a comprehensive range of technology-driven logistics solutions which address global supply chain challenges and increase efficiencies.

    Sarah Forbes, director of projects and innovation, said: “At Peterson one of our core values is developing people and as such supporting AYP 2018 is a natural fit.

    “We pride ourselves on supporting those with ambition and drive, those who seek new opportunities throughout our organisation, as well as mentoring others by sharing knowledge and experience, providing support for those looking to excel.

    “We have continued to invest in development and grow headcount throughout the downturn, with a 20% increase in headcount this year and our global traineeship scheme continues to attract some of the best young talent from a range of disciplines. We look forward to meeting even more of the North-east’s best young professionals at the event.”

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  • Aberdeen Young Professionals

    Established in 2009, Aberdeen Young Professionals is a networking group aimed at young professionals who either work or are based in the Aberdeen area.

    Regular events allow members to network with like minded individuals and make new connections.  AYP aim to help develop the next generation of Energy Professionals and future industry leaders.


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