"EEEGR has played a pivotal role in ensuring the development and prosperity of the energy sector in the East of England, having facilitated and assisted in numerous business start-ups, trade deals, networking events, and trade exhibitions. It has had significant influence with government over the years in oil and gas fiscal policy, local enterprise zone status and assisted in improving governments understanding of the key strategic role the East of England has to UK PLC.
In the skills sector their award winning Skills for Energy programme has seen the organisation working with industry to create exemplar courses with the University of East Anglia, Lowestoft and Yarmouth colleges and other seats of learning. Seajacks are keen EEEGR members and recommend membership to any organisation in the energy sector or those aspiring to join the industry."
Blair Ainslie, Managing Director, Seajacks
"The East of England Energy Group is the single most important organisation acting for and on behalf of members, the local business community, the supply chain, and energy operators in the East of England. The organisation is seen as a very effective and efficient conduit for introducing new contracting opportunities and encouraging partnerships into the area, which is heavily reliant upon and involved with all forms of energy, oil, gas, renewables, and nuclear power. EEEGR has in the past, and will continue to play an important role in supporting our future and long-term business growth, through client and supply chain introductions, and facilitation of client/vendor seminars.
We at Sembmarine SLP commend the professionalism and integrity of this focal point organisation, and cannot emphasise enough its importance and significance to the growth and continuity of the energy industry in the East of England and the UK as a whole."
Paul Thomson, Managing Director, Sembmarine SLP Ltd
"ASCO was one of the first members of EEEGR. Over the past 10 years, we have regularly made use of their open and enthusiastic engagement with various projects and ideas. On most occasions, our request for input helps us to assess and shape our ideas. However, it is not always good news as we test some ideas against a wider reality. Proper evaluation means that some are quietly shelved. On all occasions we get great value through EEEGR’s connectivity, help, advice and guidance".
Roger Everett, former Managing Director SNS, ASCO UK
"EEEGR is a strong advocate and effective representative voice of the energy sector for our region, influencing at the highest levels of government and promoting the social, economic and environmental benefit of all energy generating industries in Suffolk and Norfolk."
Tom McGarry, Head of Communications (Sizewell C), EDF Energy
“I was delighted to not only attend but also speak at EEEGR’s flagship SNS2016 conference in Norwich this year. The event attracted hundreds of delegates from across the offshore industry and supply chain, providing a real focal point for attendees to meet and discuss key sector issues. I recommend people view the excellent SNS2016 post-event film, which showcases some of the event highlights.”
Toby Edmonds, Project Director, Galloper Wind Farm Ltd
"SNS 2016 was a really well organised and attended conference. The speakers were highly engaging and presented very relevant topics in terms of the current market place. Attending this conference was of great benefit to Oceaneering due to the fact we were able to directly engage with clients. This conference has really helped Oceaneering shape its range of services to better suit client requirements".
Steven Cowie, Vice President and Country Manager - UK, Oceaneering International Services Limited
"As we look to expand our area of operation from Great Yarmouth down the East coast to the Thames corridor, EEEGR’s annual SNS Sea of Opportunity conference and exhibition is quite simply the most important date in our marketing calendar. For us, the event is all about networking and profile and we enjoy plenty of both over the two days. The event seems to get better each year and we intend to take advantage of the early-bird offers to book our attendance at SNS2017."
Graeme Cook, Managing Director, Gee-Force Hydraulics
“We were pleased by the great sponsorship deal offered by the EEEGR team for the SNS2016. Many of our students took advantage of their full passes on both days and learned a lot from the talks. But more importantly for them was the opportunity to chat with industry professionals on our stand. The decision to make the exhibition free and the simple way that this was monitored contributed to a much bigger footfall. Given the impact of the oil price EEEGR did extremely well to still create a buzzing atmosphere. But the highlight was the stand-up comedian masquerading as the Scottish Power MD at the Gala Dinner!”
Professor Lawrence Coates, Professor of Engineering, University of East Anglia
"The SNS2016 conference event certainly attracted a raft of interest to our condition monitoring services, this was our first time exhibiting at this annual EEEGR event and we were pleasantly surprised at the number of attendees and the quality and calibre of the enquires we received. We are actively following-up on the sea of opportunities obtained as a direct result of this event."
Tony Dale, Managing Director, Geo Therm Ltd
Lowestoft College is always keen to support the EEEGR Southern North Sea conference and has done for many years. The conference gives our students and staff an insight into the future of the Southern North Sea and its developments. It also gave our students an opportunity to speak to companies within the supply chain about their businesses and to investigate career and employment options within the industries represented at the conference.
The students represented both the College and themselves exceptionally well, behaving in a professional manner and listening to the conference speakers. They learn valuable communication, organisation and employability skills as they work with the EEEGR team to help out when they can.
Our staff enjoy the networking aspect of the conference as well as gaining a valuable insight into emerging themes and projects. This allows Lowestoft College to maintain its focus on providing the skills and knowledge required by industry in order to contribute to the ongoing success of the region in the wider energy market.
Jo Pretty, Principal & Chief Executive, Lowestoft College