Productivity Club North East

Tuesday, 31st May, 8.30 – 10.00

Location: The Aberdeen Douglas Hotel, Aberdeen

Speakers: Dr Nigel Wright, Environmental Manager, Port of Aberdeen; Joel Evans, Circular Economy Officer, Aberdeenshire Council.

Nowadays sustainability is on the agenda for many businesses; some of those recognise it as a core value, other are still finding their way.

Having a sustainability strategy in place can help businesses to:

– Boost innovation

– Attract talent

– Attract clients

– Reducing costs

At our May clubs we will hear from organisations who have put sustainability at the core of what they do. We will discover how these practices helped them to grow, attract talent and clients, reduce costs and bring more innovation into their organisations. Experts in sustainability will also join us to signpost to resources and tools to help you start your own sustainability plans.

Dr Nigel H Wright, Environmental Manager, Port of Aberdeen
Nigel joined the Port of Aberdeen, formerly Aberdeen Harbour, as Environment Manager in April 2021, having previously served as lead of due diligence and long-term support on green ports development for Asian Development Bank in South East Asia. Nigel has 25 years’ experience in global environmental, HSE and due diligence consultancy from the Arctic to the Tropics. Nigel also worked in Shell’s UK E&P business for ten years and is a Marine Biologist BSC PhD.


Joel Evans, Circular Economy Officer, Aberdeenshire Council
Came to the North East in 2011 as a structural engineer in oil and gas and, after redundancy in the last downturn, took a change of direction through an MSc and have been working in identifying and developing circular economy opportunities with Aberdeenshire Council since 2017

Get ready to discuss with your peers about what sustainability means to you and to your organisation and share what actions you are taking or even thinking of taking towards reducing your carbon footprint. Wherever you are in your sustainability journey this event is for you.


The event is interactive with group discussion, Q&A and networking opportunity.


Agenda of the day:

8.30 Registrations, breakfast and networking

9.00 Speakers presentation, group discussion and Q&A

10.00 Close