Growing your business

Empowering growth, unlocking potential

As an OEUK member you have access to a range of resources to help your business grow.

From access to finance to helpful business guides, we’ve signposted key resources to inform your strategy and day-to-day operations. We are proud to champion the UK offshore energy supply chain, ensuring expertise is anchored in the UK through a strong and sustainable industry.

  • Supply chain strategy
  • Access to finance

From bringing industry together to develop supply chain principles which support prompt payment, to shining a light on regulatory developments and regional and professional bodies, OEUK has a range of resources to help you shape your business strategy in the short, medium and long term.

Together with Robert Gordon University, we’ve produced a Supply Chain Transformation Roadmap – that outlines how the UK can support jobs, economic growth and innovation well into the future.

OEUK Supply Chain report 2023 provides a detailed analysis of what must be done by both industry and government to ensure the UK builds a competitive offshore energy supply chain with the capability and capacity to deliver a net-zero future.

There are a range of government funding programmes available to UK supply chain companies. We’ve listed some of these below but please reach out to our team to find out more.

We’ve developed a powerful supply chain spending tool with up to date insights to help you visualise future demand and support your investment and business cases. OEUK’s work is complemented by the NSTA Energy Pathfinder contracts portal which features live opportunities for oil and gas, offshore wind and carbon capture and storage projects.

OEUK’s Supply Chain Investment Task Force brings industry together to synchronise investment in the supply chain to avoid gaps and ensure strategic, early action to support a resilient and sustainable supply chain.

Public Funding Opportunities

The offshore energy industry is supported by a variety of funding opportunities aimed at fostering innovation, research, and development.

Useful links

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

Global professional body for procurement and supply chain management professionals

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NOF Energy North-East England

Business development membership organisation connecting businesses in the global energy sector

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OGA Supply Chain Action Plans

Helping operators to structure and submit their plans

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Cost Sustainability Information Paper – Issue 1

Sustainability of the cost reductions the industry has delivered during the recent downturn

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NSTA Decommissioning Roadmap

Creating global competitive advantage for the UK

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Global Underwater Hub

Leading trade and industry development body for the UK’s subsea sectors

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OPITO – Competence Management System approval

Information from a global, not-for-profit, skills body for the energy industry

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Scottish Enterprise – Business guides

Information to help you make the most of your business

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Supply Chain Principles

Written by industry for industry, describing good procurement practices

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Energy Industries Council

Latest EIC industry events

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ECITB Project Collaboration Toolkit

Toolkit advises companies who want to work together more effectively

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Competition law: information for trade associations

Information that trade associations need to know about competition law

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How to manage sensitive information

Guidance on limiting competition law risks when dealing with commercially valuable information.

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Working together, producing cleaner energies