Offshore Wind Programme Launches

Wescott Industrial Services Ltd and Global Energy Group (GEG (Holdings) Ltd), have commenced their journey on the OWGP’s Sharing in Growth business improvement programme

The programme is designed to support forward-thinking companies to compete in the global offshore wind market and provides a bespoke and integrated programme to develop leadership, culture and competitive operational capability to grow profitability.

The Sharing in Growth Offshore Wind programme will provide both companies with £150,000 of grant funding over nine months to support a series of structured improvement activities provided by the Sharing in Growth UK Ltd team. The programme is the first of its kind in the offshore wind sector, building upon the excellent track record proven by Sharing in Growth in the Aerospace and Civil Nuclear sectors since 2012.

Global Energy Group

Global Energy Group, based in the Port of Nigg in Ross-shire with a heritage in the Oil & Gas sector has provided equipment manufacture, fabrication and stewardship for marine, topside and subsea equipment for many years. The GEG team provide manufacture, assembly, logistics marshalling, and O&M works to the renewable energy sector. They have recently announced plans to extend their quayside capacity to facilitate the increasing demand from the renewable sector at the Port of Nigg.

Wescott Industrial Services

Jarrow-based Wescott Industrial Services provides operations and maintenance solutions to several offshore sectors including marine, oil and gas, and offshore wind. The organisation is a service provider of protective industrial coatings, fire protection coatings, scaffolding, rope access, rigging and minor mechanical works. Wescott works predominantly in the UK, with extensive operations and facilities overseas and hopes to increase its global reach.

Andy Page, Chief Executive Officer of Sharing in Growth said:

“We are delighted to be able to offer the knowledge and experience of the Sharing in Growth people to help these ambitious companies secure a bigger UK share of the growing Offshore Wind Sector.”

Tim Cornelius, Global Energy Group Chief Executive Officer commented:

“We are delighted to receive this support from OWGP’s Sharing in Growth business improvement programme. We are designing a facility that must be able to compete in terms of safety, quality, productivity and cost in the global offshore wind market and this program will provide us access to sector experts who will assist us in being world class from day one. The UK must strive to re-establish itself as a leader in advanced manufacturing or risk missing out on the real economic benefits of the offshore wind boom. The program will help companies like GEG learn from other relevant sectors to accelerate our journey towards optimum productivity, reduced waste and maximum adoption of best practice and cutting-edge technologies.”If you are a company operating in the UK with an ambition to grow in the offshore wind market, Sharing in Growth can help you. Please contact the OWGP for more information (

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