The Press and Journal Gold Awards

The Event

The Press and Journal are delighted and incredibly proud to bring you the Gold Awards.
Since their inception in 2015, the awards have grown from strength to strength and are considered to be among the most prestigious awards in the energy sector.


In 2015, the Press and Journal, through its Energy supplement and sister site, launched its very first business awards to recognise remarkable contributions to the UK offshore oil & gas industry.


This year, the Gold Awards were bigger and better than ever and we were thrilled to have BBC breakfast reporter and presenter Steph McGovern host the evening.

This year there were new awards and some highly-sought categories facing stiff competition. We celebrated the very best of the industry at a glittering event at the Marcliffe Hotel on Friday 8th September, 2017.


Please stay tuned for information about the 2018 event.

Email Laura Adam or call 01382 575308


  • Apprentice Award

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner Leanne Brown, Sparrows Group
    2. Highly Commended James Farquhar, Hiretech Limited
    3. Bethany Strang, Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited
    4. Lee Ballantyne, Wood Group
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  • Best Employee Award

    1. Winner John Hunter, Tendeka
    2. Leonard Hamill, Pipetech
    3. Pat Pearse, CHC Helicopter
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  • Best Employer Award

    1. Winner Scarf
    2. Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP
    3. BP
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  • Health and Safety Award

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner Swire Oilfield Services and BP
    2. JCE Group (UK) Ltd / PhotoSynergy Ltd (PSL)
    3. Maersk Oil, Culzean Project Team
    4. North Star Shipping
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  • Industry Leader Award

    1. Winner Ray Riddoch, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd
    2. Howard Johnson, Blaze Manufacturing Solutions
    3. Mark Abbey, CHC Helicopter
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  • Innovation Award - Product Innovation

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner Enpro Subsea
    2. Pipetech
    3. Tendeka
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  • Innovation Award - Sector Innovation

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner Peterson
    2. Craig International
    3. Swire Oilfield Services and BP
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  • Large Company of the Year

    1. Winner Chevron
    2. ASCO
    3. Sparrows Group
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  • Renewables Award

    1. Winner Statoil
    2. Atlantis Resources
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  • Small Company of the Year

    1. Winner EnerQuip
    2. AISUS Offshore
    3. Hiretech Limited
    4. Trojan Crates Limited
    5. Well-Centric
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  • Hall of Fame

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner Sir Ian Wood, *Award accepted on his behalf
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Judging Panel

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    Damian Bates (Chair)

    Editor-In-Chief, Aberdeen Journals Ltd

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    Alan Dick

    Vice President, Industry and Technology, Simmons & Company International

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    Brenda Wyllie

    Northern North Sea and West of Shetland Area Manager, Oil and Gas Authority

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    Jamie Stark

    Partner, Burness Paull LLP

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    Jim Milne CBE

    Chairman and Managing Director, Balmoral Group

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    Kevin Milne

    Group Treasurer, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC

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    Les Linklater

    Executive Director, Step Change in Safety

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    Mick Borwell

    Health Safety and Environment Policy Director, Oil & Gas UK

Hall of Fame

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    Professor Alex Kemp (2015 winner)

    Professor of Petroleum Economics and Director of Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance, University of Aberdeen

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    Dr Jim Milne CBE (2016 winner)

    Chairman and Managing Director, Balmoral Group

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    Sir Ian Wood (2017 winner)


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