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Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategic Resources demonstrates corporate social responsibility both near and far...

Support for the arts

Strategic Resources is a long-term supporter of the performing arts in north-east Scotland.  The company has held corporate membership of His Majesty’s Theatre (HMT) in Aberdeen since 1999 and has also sponsored the safety curtain at the venue.

“His Majesty’s Theatre is a wonderful facility that attracts a diverse and high-quality range of productions to the area,” says Shonah Raffan, Managing Director, Strategic Resources.  “We are fortunate to have such a prestigious venue on our doorstep and we are delighted to give it our continued support.”

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Helping high-flyers get off the ground

The Fleet Air Arm Officers Association Aviation Scholarship Trust provides gliding scholarships for young people aged 16-19 who are interested in becoming a naval pilot or observer.

Strategic Resources supports the programme via sponsorship and has done so for a number of years.

The company recently received a letter from one grateful beneficiary who wrote: “I would love to become a pilot and fantastic opportunities to gain valuable experience such as this don’t come around very often.  The course has provided me with a great chance to gain time in the air.”

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Engineering school success

Strategic Resources is providing financial support for a hands-on engineering project that has captured the imaginations of secondary school pupils at Mearns Academy in Laurencekirk.

One of Strategic Resources’ contractors is working with the youngsters to help them design and build an electric powered racing car for the IET Formula 24 challenge run by the Greenpower Education Trust.

“As an agency that specialises in the energy sector, Strategic Resources is delighted to support this type of project which showcases the potential of engineering as a career choice for young people,” says Shonah Raffan, Managing Director, Strategic Resources.  “We wish the pupils at Mearns Academy the very best of luck with their entry.”
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Shonah steps out for JDRF Scotland

Following a challenge from her colleagues, Strategic Resources’ Managing Director, Shonah Raffan, donned her walking shoes and Christmas outfit to raise money for diabetes charity, JDRF Scotland.

“Stepping out in my festive hat, jumper and decorated boots was a bit of fun for a very worthwhile cause,” says Shonah. “Many thanks to all those who supported my efforts.”

Shonah’s city walk to the offices of Genesis Oil and Gas Consultants raised £60 towards research into type 1 diabetes – and proved once again that she’s a very good sport.

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Helping students achieve STAR potential

Staff from Strategic Resources have been helping students at the University of Aberdeen to achieve their Students Taking Active Roles (STAR) award.

Gary Gray, Associate Director and Aga Kartasinska, Commercial Assistant, led a STAR award workshop in December, presenting on topics such as graduate recruitment, CV writing and interview skills. 

Aga Kartasinska, who is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen, enjoyed returning to her place of study to help others. “Advising the students was a wonderful experience,” she says. “We are already looking forward to next year’s challenge.”

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