Diversify Glasgow set to spark energy industry
21 January 2015
Diversify Glasgow, a group of businesses seeking to develop Scotland’s energy supply chain by actively collaborating to create new energy projects, will be launched in Glasgow next week.
A formal launch of the group will take at Glasgow City Chambers on Tuesday where Councillor Gordon Matheson will open a free half-day conference organised by interim management consultancy The LaunchPoint and co-sponsored by Morisons Solicitors and accountants French Duncan.
Stuart Deed, managing director of The LaunchPoint, said: “We are actively seeking businesses to join us to help create a city-wide group that can share ideas and collaborate to create new energy projects.
“Our aim is to broaden perspectives, develop new skills and expertise and share to create greater technical innovation, employment opportunities and industrial wealth for the people of Glasgow.
“With inspiration from several high-profile speakers, including Ross Martin, Chief Executive of SCDI, and carefully designed workshops, we are developing a group that does things differently; that does things successfully.”
Andrew Sloane, partner with Morisons Solicitors, who co-founded the Group with The LaunchPoint, said: “It’s clear that we need to look at new ways of working and Diversify Glasgow is a leading example of that. We need to be sharing knowledge, nurturing young technology businesses and facilitating their collaboration with more established companies in the sector supply chain, to combine our talent and expertise to harness the opportunities both in the UK and overseas.”
Euan Ferries, director at French Duncan Corporate Advisory (pictured), said: “We are delighted to co-sponsor this enterprising conference focussed on an economic sector with tremendous potential.
“French Duncan has worked with, and continues to work with, a number of businesses in the energy sector supply chain and we see significant opportunities in this area. This conference will provide potential new entrants and businesses looking to expand in this sector, with valuable advice and signposting.”
Councillor Gordon Matheson’s presentation at Diversify Glasgow will demonstrate how Glasgow intends to spark a new industrial revolution as it leads the way in becoming a low-carbon smart city as we move from fossil fuels to renewable energy and greater energy efficiency.
Proposing that a more collaborative and open relationship between private and public organisations can develop new projects to bring together new technologies to save cost and increase efficiency, the conference will demonstrate how learning bodies must identify the skills and develop the people we need to take advantage of this new industry.
Diversify Glasgow is a business-led initiative supported by other organisations such as Glasgow City Council and The Scottish Council for Development and Industry.
Delegates interested in attending the free conference can register here.