MEMBER NEWS: COMET Welcomes Three New Employees Amid Continued Business Growth

July 9, 2024
MEMBER NEWS: COMET Welcomes Three New Employees Amid Continued Business Growth

COMET, previously known as STC INSISO, is a UK-based specialist well known for its comprehensive suite of tools and services designed to address the unique challenges of industries such as energy, construction, maritime, rail, utilities, and more. The company leverages its expertise in incident investigation, root cause analysis, supply chain assurance, and regulatory compliance.

It is pleased to announce the addition of three new team members: Natalia Peisert as Learning and Development Lead, Bethany Gregory as Sales and Marketing Coordinator, and Surya Ramesh as Data Scientist.

Natalia Peisert, who joins with over 14 years of experience in training, competence, and learning & development, primarily within the energy industry, said, “I am thrilled to join COMET. I am passionate about aligning learning & development with business goals, enhancing skills as a crucial business asset, and supporting individuals in achieving their potential through expanding their knowledge and competence.”

Bethany Gregory, a recent graduate from RGU with two years of marketing experience in the construction industry, is eager to advance her career at COMET. She remarked, “Being part of this innovative and dynamic team is incredibly exciting. I have already gained valuable insights and look forward to contributing to COMET’s success.”

Surya Ramesh, joining as a Data Scientist, brings a strong data-driven mindset and a talent for communicating technical content to non-technical audiences. With over a decade of experience, including a role as a Data Consultant, Surya has worked on various data projects, from Machine Learning and Data Visualisation to Data Storytelling. She commented, “I am excited to leverage Azure ML Studio to transform client data into actionable insights. This aligns perfectly with my passion for making a tangible difference through data.” Surya actively supports local technology and data non-profit groups and will be speaking at the DATA:Scotland conference in Glasgow later this year.

CEO Mark Rushton reflected on the organisation’s progress, stating, “I am delighted to welcome Natalia, Bethany, and Surya to the COMET team. Their expertise and enthusiasm are already proving invaluable as we continue to invest in the solutions that will deliver for our clients for years to come.”

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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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