Theresa May supporting Women in Energy - Beth Roestenburg

Women in Energy - Beth Roestenburg

 

Last week I had the pleasure of hosting the Home Secretary, Theresa May, at the AID Industrial premises in Great Yarmouth. AID Industrial, specialists in working at height and rope access training, organised and co-ordinated with the Home Secretary so she was able to witness a rope access course in action. This rope access course was run by one of a few IRATA qualified female rope access trainers, Brigitta Viljoen. 

We were able to chat about the issues faced by women in the energy sector, of which Theresa was very supportive of the Women’s Energy Network group and was excited hear about our recent #NotJustForBoys initiative. Under this initative, a number of local female sixth form students were given a one day introduction and general exposure to a number of Great Yarmouth based companies, where they witnessed the work environment first hand and were able to ask a wide variety of questions relating to potential career choices. 

AID Industrial was acquired on Tuesday 7th April by offshore firm 3sun and Theresa May was on hand to cut the ribbon, officially marking the new partnership. Graham Hacon, 3sun Group CEO, has already pledged support his support to the Womens Energy Network group and their ambitions to redress the gender imbalance within the industry, having already donated time and resources in to the support of our recent projects. 

Naturally, there was a moment to share fashion tips and Theresa May disclosed the ownership of pink protective footwear which I thought was a brilliant idea and I for one will be trawling the internet to find her supplier! .

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