With the discovery of oil and gas in the Forties oil field in the North Sea in the 1970s, Aberdeen began its transformation from a regional player within the UK into a major national economic hub, grabbing the attention of multi-national global firms. The effect, as has been written into the annals of the city’s history has been phenomenal: Aberdeen is now recognised as the energy capital of Europe; is Scotland’s third largest city; boasts the busiest heliport in Europe; and its pioneering spirit has seen rapid growth in oil and gas support industries as well as private business and life science sectors.
Aberdeen is a dynamic and forward thinking city, and a great place to live, do business and invest. But if we are to secure the coveted position as one of the global energy capitals of the next 40 years, delivering excellence and providing a lasting legacy for the city, we cannot ignore the challenges that lie ahead. Our Northern Lights series analyses the issues and outlines the positive actions that industry, financial, public sector and academic stakeholders will need to take together.
With over 120 people based in our Albyn Place office, working across areas such as tax, audit, risk assurance, business recovery, mergers & acquisitions, our team has grown to meet the needs of what is now a diverse client base. This ranges from oil and gas producers – independents, new entrants and oil majors - to family-run international oilfield service corporations and entrepreneurial businesses across a range of sectors.
Reflecting the international nature of the business, we are as flexible and mobile as many of our clients with teams from our office working in diverse locations from Lagos in Nigeria to Shanghai in China. We also work closely with colleagues from across the firm’s global energy network, ensuring we can provide you with the international expertise, specialist skills and depth of industry knowledge needed to successfully tackle challenges as they arise, maximise opportunities and make the right decisions to develop and grow your business.
We would be delighted to meet you to discuss how we can add value to your business. You can also find out more about my colleagues and the range of services we offer through our website.
Office senior partner
Email: mark Higginson
Tel: +44 (0)1224 253266