AREG NEWS: OGV Energy Media Group to sponsor AREG Communications Network

June 16, 2023
AREG NEWS: OGV Energy Media Group to sponsor AREG Communications Network

AREG is pleased to share that OGV Energy Media Group will be headline sponsor for its Energy Futures Communication Network in 2023/24.

The network, which is chaired by bp communications and external affairs manager, Stephen Christie, will meet (virtually) for the first time this year on Thursday 22nd June. This month’s event will include guest speaker, Natalie Coupar, communications, and marketing director, Offshore Energies UK (OEUK).

Network chair, Stephen Christie, said:

“I’m looking forward to exploring some of the key challenges we face in the energy sector, specifically around adjusting our communications practices to meet the sustainability expectations of employees, stakeholders, and consumers. Every organisation has slightly different factors that influence its messaging, but we are all working in the same space and can learn a lot from one another.”

The meeting next week will focus on the opportunities and challenges of communicating through the energy transition, specifically for organisations moving towards net zero and those within the renewables sector, navigating how to share key messages with the media and other stakeholders.

Dan Hyland, operations, and sales director, OGV Energy Media Group said:

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to support the AREG Communications Network. As one of the leading media organisations in the energy sector, we recognise the importance of a strong communications network for the industry, where challenges can be shared, and solutions sought together. We hope the relationship with AREG can offer significant insight and education to the participating stakeholders and more widely to the supply chain.”

Lead of OEUK’s communications and marketing team, responsible for protecting and promoting industry reputation through engagement with media, content and campaigns, Natalie Coupar is well placed to share her knowledge of communications within the rapidly changing energy sector. She said:

“Collaboration is critical to the success of the offshore energy industry and so I’m delighted to continue our excellent partnership with AREG and its network. Communicating well can make the difference between public acceptability and public approval of this sector, and I look forward to sharing some of the insights from OEUK and industry’s communications journey.”

AREG’s five Energy Futures Networks, which include RE-YP, Supply Chain and Technology, Communications, Professional Services and Public Policy, encourage collaboration among its diverse membership community and foster the sharing of information and best practices, alongside exploring opportunities for collaboration within the renewables sector.

If you are interested in attending the Communications Network next week and to find out more about joining AREG and the benefits of membership, please get in touch via [email protected].

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AREG is the original energy transition organisation, working on behalf of members to empower the energy supply chain and champion its expertise. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to find out more about membership.

AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

Scottish Enterprise