Double Celebration as ASCO announced finalists in two OGUK Awards

Source: press release, 12 November 2020

ASCO engaged employees
ASCO engaged employees (photo: ASCO – taken prior to COVID-19 restrictions)

ASCO, the global integrated materials and logistics management company was announced this week as a finalist of OGUK’s prestigious annual awards in two different categories.

The company has been shortlisted for the Workforce Engagement award and Apprentice of the Year award with Senior Warehouse Operative, Callum Forbes.

The annual awards celebrate the brightest and best talent from across the country’s offshore oil and gas industry and finalists represent the hard work, innovation, and collaboration the industry has adopted throughout the year.

The judging panel, consisting of industry leaders Joe Leask (OGUK), Steve Rae (Step Change in Safety) and Mark Lammey (Energy Voice), nominated thirty individuals and businesses across eight award categories, out of over 90 applications. The winners will be crowned at OGUK’s first ever virtual awards event on Thursday December 10.

ASCO CEO, Peter France, commenting on both nominations says, “We are thrilled to have been named a finalist at this years’ awards. 2020 has been a challenging year for all and it is awards like this that help to instil confidence in the industry and to help boost morale within our teams when it is most required. Our workforce is pivotal to our success and I am delighted that ASCO’s continued focus and investment in our people during these difficult times has been recognised through the Workforce Engagement nomination.”

“At ASCO we have a strong commitment to nurture the next generation and Callum’s clear passion for his role within ASCO is testament to this, he is a pleasure to have on the team. Standing close to this is our two obsessions for Safety and Service Delivery Excellence, it is our team that helps drive these passions and deliver them into everything we do,” continues France.

ASCO Senior Warehouse Operative, Callum Forbes, commenting on his nomination as Apprentice of the year says, “I am delighted to have been nominated for Apprentice of the Year. ASCO has given me the opportunity to learn so much and work with some fantastic people throughout my apprenticeship. I am extremely grateful to everyone who has helped me get here.”

Commenting, OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie OBE says, “I am delighted to present the shortlist for OGUK’s annual awards. This past year, our industry, has experienced one of the strongest headwinds we have had yet to face, – but we are pulling through with innovation, collaboration, and determination. This is the North Sea grit we are known for and it enables us to keep providing energy to the UK during these difficult times. The finalists represent the excellence the industry has to offer – and OGUK congratulates them on their super achievements. Congratulations to both ASCO and Callum Forbes.”