MEMBER NEWS: Aberdeen video team celebrate another win

August 15, 2023
MEMBER NEWS: Aberdeen video team celebrate another win

The Urbane Media team has gratefully received the CorporateLiveWire Innovation and Excellence award for Videography Company of the Year 2023. The judging panel for the international awards said that they were ‘particularly impressed by the company’s innovative production process, where client collaboration is at its core.’

Urbane Media has been successfully creating video productions for the Energy Sector for the past five years and the collaborative relationships with clients have been key. “Every one of our clients is different, with a different problem to solve.” explains Creative Director, Kevin Stride. “Our approach is to work with our clients to fully understand their challenges and decide upon the best video production solutions that can help them see an impressive return on their investment. We have helped clients to promote a certain culture, gain exposure, educate their target audience on their services and position themselves as experts. Crafting unique videos that get results is always challenging and exciting. Having worked with a wide range of clients within the Energy Sector spanning both oil and gas and renewables, means that we also understand the important focus on safe operations. Many of our clients hold very impressive safety records and we are trusted to help them keep and improve them when we operate on their sites and assets.”

The awards came less than twelve months after the team’s win at the Long Story Shorts International Film Festival, whose aim is to take the way visual stories are shared and experienced to a higher level. At last year’s festival Urbane Media was awarded Best Documentary for their skill in capturing and telling real stories.

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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.

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