2020 marked the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Response Consultants, a family business providing emergency response support, training and consultancy to the oil and gas, renewables, marine, printing, voluntary and other industries, in Aberdeen and internationally.
Founded in 1995, Mike Forbes set-up Response Consultants after working within the oil & gas industry and following the publication of Lord Cullen’s report into the Piper Alpha disaster. With a continual increase in business, Mikes’ daughter Claire joined the Company, initially on a part-time basis whilst studying at university. Upon graduation, Claire became a full-time member of staff and in the last 5 years assumed the role of Managing Director, allowing Mike to enjoy semi-retirement.
Founder, Mike Forbes remarked: “It was hard work in the first year to get the business established within the local oil & gas community but we succeeded and the first few years were exciting. Later, when the business continued to expand, we recruited more staff and moved from rented accommodation to our own office in 2002 and then in 2011, we moved to our current office. It was also enjoyable seeing our reputation grow overseas and international business soon became a significant part of our turnover”.”
Managing Director, Claire Forbes believes that Response Consultants has remained one of the leading emergency response training providers because of the personal approach and flexibility it offers their clients, and the dedication and understanding its staff has towards emergency response. “Working with such a diverse range of companies and industries means that we understand all too well the challenges and risks our clients face. We have the experience, knowledge and flexibility to adapt our approaches in a number of ways, which makes it easier for our clients to implement their emergency response capabilities.”
Claire remarked, “we planned to celebrate throughout 2020 and began the year with a small get together for staff, where presentations were made to long-serving staff members. With the introduction of Covid-19 early in the year, we’ve had to find other ways to mark the occasion, which includes our latest offering – 25% off all training courses (except evacuation reception and ‘Face the Media’).
We wish to thank our clients, for their support and look forward to working with new and existing clients for another 25 years, continually embracing change and evolving as we have done in the previous years.”
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