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PESGB win two awards at the European Excellence Awards

Wed 28 February 2018

Category: Community


The European Association Awards recognise excellence and exceptional quality delivered by associations across Europe.

At the 2018 ceremony in Brussels, the PESGB was awarded Silver for the ‘Best National Association’. The organisation was particularly commended for supporting unemployed members through the industry downturn. The judging panel commented:
 “The Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) has a strong relationship with its membership. Their feedback is important to them and they take it into consideration while recommending new activities and programmes.”  “A dynamic approach with an unusually rapid reaction to the changing external environment. Particularly stimulating is the approach of offering training and interviewing to out of work staff from the industry.”  “Great recovery from a tricky spot. True test of an association.”

The Society’s public outreach initiative GEOLiteracy 2017 was awarded Bronze for ‘Best Membership Initiative by an Association’. The tour headlined by TED Speaker, Professor Ken Lacovara of Rowan University engaged over 1500 attendees in seven locations across the country. 2017 was a step-changer with an unprecedented level of public engagement. We hope to carry on the momentum of this outreach campaign with future initiatives, but a new benchmark was certainly set this year. The judging panel commented:
 “An interesting approach and lovely innovation.”

Additionally, the PESGB’s revamped website was recognised as a finalist in the ‘Best Association Website’ category. The judging panel commented:
 “A very comprehensive website. Creative, and educative content; nice visuals that are information driven.”  “Audience targeted and well identified.”

We hope that you agree that the Society has adapted to meet the needs of its members during this difficult time and that it continues to deliver an exceptional quality service to our community.

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