Testimonials

At what is undoubtedly a difficult time for the North Sea oil and gas industry, investment from Aberdeen City Region Deal is essential to anchor the international supply chain in the north-east and maximise the long-term economic recovery and value to the UK. Significant infrastructure development is critical to our role as the hub of the UK’s North Sea activities and ensuring Aberdeen and Scotland retains its position as a major, global offshore oil industry centre of technology and excellence.  Alongside this, the North East of Scotland must unlock much more potential from industries like food & drink/agriculture, life sciences and tourism to broaden the economy.
Sir Ian Wood
Aberdeen Airport is the gateway to Europe’s energy capital, serving around 3.5 million travellers a year. It is the world’s busiest commercial heliport, transporting more than 500,000 passengers in support of the North Sea oil and gas industry. As the most connected regional airport in the UK, we need the best infrastructure in and around the airport.
Carol Benzie, Managing Director, Aberdeen International Airport
Aberdeen is a city of learning and innovation – where graduates know they’ll receive an excellent education and secure high value employment, and where skilled experts facilitate world leading research and development. The time is right to invest in Aberdeen City to create a vibrant city centre that meets the needs and aspirations of students, residents and businesses.
Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Robert Gordon University
Every penny invested in Aberdeen will make a direct return to the UK Treasury through increased oil revenues. There’s no safer place to invest.
Martin Gilbert, Aberdeen Asset Management
Aberdeen Harbour Board was established in 1136, making us Britain’s oldest business and key to the success of the region. We are part of the city’s history and are very much at the heart of the future.
Chris Lloyd, Aberdeen Harbour Board
The past five years or so have been extremely challenging for all, particularly the construction and house building sectors. During the period the North East economy had performed much better than most other areas in the UK, now we are seeing a strong upturn in the North East with a growing demand for new housing and business space.

We have ambitious growth plans over the next 5 years for the Group overall, with very specific plans for the North East where we will see substantial growth in the number of new homes we will be building. The North East will remain a core part of the Group’s activities.
Stewart Milne, Stewart Milne Group
Aberdeen City Region believes and invests in Higher Education and delivers a world-class learning experience for students. This underpins our reputation for learning that is exported across the globe through the international energy industry. It clearly demonstrates our commitment to supporting the on-going growth and prosperity of the Aberdeen City Region for the benefit of Scotland and the UK.
Professor Sir Ian Diamond, Principal of the University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen City Region’s success is down to our entrepreneurial spirit and global outlook. Investing in the region will underpin global company development from SMEs up.
Gary McEwan, Enterprise North East Trust