ASCO Relaunches OBM as Energy Industry Recruitment Arm

Bob Watt, Shannon Stewart, Anneka Scales, Cara Hughes, Shona Allan, Craig Revie. Photo courtesy of ASCO.

Global integrated logistics and materials management company, ASCO (Aberdeen, United Kingdom), has relaunched its energy industry recruitment arm, OBM, with the announcement of a relocation and several new appointments.

With a track record reaching back over 40 years, OBM’s headquarters have relocated from its original Inverness base to ASCO’s Aberdeen headquarters. The move comes as Craig Revie, general manager of ASCO’s lifting specialist and training division, NSL, takes over leadership of OBM with a strategic vision to service the evolving offshore energy industry.

“As the energy transition gathers pace, it becomes logical to relocate OBM to the heart of ASCO operations in Aberdeen,” Revie says. “With 40 years of supply chain experience behind us, OBM’s robust client and candidate connections make us the obvious choice to drive the transfer of skills to a renewable energy sector. We aim to leverage our expert training capabilities to build a skilled and compliant workforce.”

Recent appointments to OBM include Bob Watt, recruitment manager; Cara Hughes, recruitment consultant; Shannon Stewart, recruitment consultant; and Anneka Scales, recruitment administrator.

“As renewable energy projects grow both in number and in size, and our clients in the energy industry place increasing importance upon carbon neutral operations, the potential for compliant skills shortages becomes ever more apparent,” says Peter France, ASCO Group CEO. “The time, therefore, is right to develop OBM—building its capabilities in tandem with NSL, in order to create a transferable and sustainable workforce both in the U.K. and overseas.”

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