MEMBER NEWS: FTR reinforces multi-industry focus with new appointment

May 17, 2021
MEMBER NEWS: FTR reinforces multi-industry focus with new appointment

Fulkrum Technical Resources (FTR), expert providers of third-party quality assurance and inspection services to the global energy industry, has appointed Ross Jolly as Business Development Manager for the UK and Africa.

Ross, who has over two decades’ experience in the oil and gas sector, will be responsible for managing and growing the business in the Europe and African oil and gas markets.

Speaking about his appointment, Ross said: “I’m delighted to be joining the FTR team. While my focus will be working out of the Aberdeen office and growing the Europe and African business, I’m looking forward to working closely with the global offices in other regions, including Malaysia and Houston.

“FTR is a well-established and respected business across the industry, so I’m looking forward to bringing my skill set to the team and contributing to its further growth”.

The role comes as James Dunsford, previously in the role since 2019, becomes Business Development Manager – Renewables, shifting focus from traditional energy sources to green energy, with a particular focus on the offshore wind industry.

FTR has a proven track record in both the oil and gas and renewables industries, and these appointments reinforce FTR’s commitment to supporting the energy transition in Europe and globally.

James said: “Since joining FTR in 2019, my role has been supporting the Europe and African business, looking broadly at both renewables and oil and gas. With the world moving toward more sustainable energy sources and as we see a drive toward reducing carbon emissions and achieving Net Zero, FTR decided that now was the time commit more time and resources to developing our presence in this area.”

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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.


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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