A wonderful evening with over 500 finalists and guests joined us for the Oil & Gas UK Awards Ceremony on Thursday 2 November in the Boyd Orr Suite of Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Photos from the night can be viewed in our Photo Gallery.
Host – Justin Webb
After serving as BBC North America Editor, Justin Webb joined the team of presenters on Radio 4’s influential Today programme. He now interviews the great and the good and those making the day’s headlines – alongside John Humphrys, Mishal Husain, Sarah Montague and Nick Robinson.
In the US Justin covered all the twists and turns of the 2008 Presidential election which saw a little-known Illinois senator become the country’s first black Commander-in-Chief. Justin continues to observe the American political, social and economic climate, assessing the often dramatic events on Capitol Hill, Wall Street and Main Street. As well as becoming a senior member of the White House press pack, he was the first British journalist to be granted a full television interview with President Obama.
Prior to his Washington posting Justin reported from Brussels as the BBC’s European Correspondent. He has also covered elections in Australia, a coup in the Maldives, the dying days of the Soviet empire, and Mafia trials in Italy. And as well as various overseas postings, he has anchored Breakfast News and The World Tonight.
Justin now spends his mornings grilling British politicians and news-makers on the agendasetting Radio 4 programme. He’s also an extremely assured conference chair and awards host, and a wonderfully engaging speaker on everything from Brexit to Trump. After dinner he uncovers the truth about America and Americans (as in his books Have A Nice Day and Notes on Them and Us) – and has great fun demonstrating some of the differences in interviewing styles between ‘Old’ and ‘New World’ journalists.
The David Doig Foundation has joined forces with Foundation Scotland and the Open University (OU) to create a range of learning opportunities for children from deprived backgrounds, including a David Doig Scholarship so that students can take up studies at the Open University.
David’s passion for encouraging young people’s development will continue as the Foundation supports a broad range of global activities so that disadvantaged young people can access education opportunities, build aspirations and achieve their true potential.