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STATS Group have been named Company of the Year in the Energy Industries Council Awards 2020 and also placed in top spot in two categories.
The Aberdeenshire-based pipeline technology specialist picked up the top accolade in the Export category and also shared the Service Solutions award with Aquaterra Energy.
STATS also picked up the biggest award of the night, the EIC Company of the Year, with its winning submission in the 2020 EIC Survive and Thrive Insight Report, highlighting the success of their patented BISEP® technology.
Established in 1943, the EIC is a trade association of 650 companies who deliver goods and services to the global energy sector. It is supported by major Operators, contractors and SMEs and its prestigious national awards have been running for mor than 75 years.
The Export Award highlights the development of new business by focussing on international growth in new countries and regions, while the Services Solutions Award is for companies which have added value to customers in their OPEX and O&M value chain and broadened the scope of work to provide a one-stop or customer-centric approach.
EIC Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Broadley, said: “We were delighted to recognise the inspiring achievements of business leaders from all energy sectors, with many frankly astonishing success stories shared with the industry.
“All the winners have successfully demonstrated how they have adapted and sometimes completely transformed, by implementing survive and thrive strategies to remain competitive and grow in the current, unprecedented trading environment.
“Each of the awards highlight the real and amazing work that business leaders are focussing on now and demonstrate the return of widespread and responsive entrepreneurial leadership.”
Judging the Export award, Richard Simon-Lewis, Director of Business Development, Marketing and Communications at UK Export Finance, said: “The high quality of nominees for this award is testament to the strength and ingenuity of the UK energy sector. STATS Group stood out as a company whose problem-solving culture and high-tech innovation is a marker to which all its competitors should be striving to reach.”
STATS Group Chief Executive Officer, Leigh Howarth, said the awards recognised the company’s ongoing investment in technology and an export strategy which has resulted in international sales accounting for 85% of group revenues.
Mr Howarth said: “We are delighted to have been named EIC Company of the Year in what has been an extremely challenging period for all businesses in the energy industries supply chain.
“The award is welcome recognition for our efforts in offering smart technologies which have gained a wide international appeal amongst clients across the globe.
“The response from our staff in dealing with the unprecedented trading environment faced by the energy industry has been outstanding and I am delighted their contribution has resulted in these awards.”
Based in Kintore, near Aberdeen, STATS principal activity is the provision of pressurised pipeline isolation, hot tapping and plugging services to the global oil, gas and petrochemical industries.