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SCDI in partnership with Oil & Gas UK, recently hosted The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng in the latest of our successful Meet the Politician events.

Kwasi Kwarteng was appointed Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy, and Industry in January 2021, prior to this he was previously Minister of State at the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy.

This was our most successful online Meet the politician event so far, as over 80 attendees got the opportunity to take a question directly to the Secretary on the virtual platform Microsoft Teams.

Attending the event were a wide range of representatives from industry including renewable energy, oil and gas, local government, and manufacturing. Accountancy, finance, and construction businesses also joined alongside academia from both colleges and universities. Our members from the 3rd sector were also well represented.

We were extremely grateful to have the Secretary on the day the budget was delivered, and questions were varied between budget announcement points and other pressing matters.

The Meet the Politician events are a fantastic opportunity for our broad base of members to connect directly with influential politicians, sharing their thoughts on policy and the issues that affect their businesses and Scotland as a whole, and we are delighted to have the support of OGUK in delivering this series.

Check below for details of our events programme.