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TEC Offshore - BBQ30/07/2010
Once again we host a BBQ and drinks party in aid of NICU
On Wednesday 28th July TEC Offshore Limited, the Aberfeldy-based marine and communication service specialists, once again hosted a BBQ and drinks party in aid of NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Ninewells Hospital, Dundee). Although TEC Offshore's headquarters remain firmly established in Aberfeldy, the company has now expanded overseas by establishing satellite offices in Hungary, Singapore and Brazil, from where they are able to offer a global service to ship owners and the oil & gas industry - worldwide. Gordon Leighton, the company's Chairman, who lives in Aberfeldy, said "We have invited guests from all around the world, it's absolutely fantastic that such a small company, such as ours, is able to attract international customers and key players from oil majors like BP and Shell to travel to Aberfeldy to join us, in what has now become an annual event."
The venue chosen for the event was again the company's offices (Bank House) with its impressive gardens located just off the main street in Aberfeldy, which also doubles as the UK headquarters for Trident Marine Services and Remote Communication Services. Gordon said "Last year we invited the artist Kate MacKenzie, who we commissioned to paint four local scenes for the company's boardroom. Kate was kind enough to sign a number of limited edition prints and a set was auctioned off, as one of the means of raising funds for this deserving charity ("NICU"). The original paintings are of local focal points; Taymouth Castle, Castle Menzies, Wade Bridge and the Blackwatch Monument, which have been given Kate's own unique twist by using modern colours."
For the more adventurous guests, there was the opportunity for them to try their luck at pitching golf balls into a basket and, if successful, they received a complimentary bottle of wine. The following day, a golf-match was organised at Taymouth Castle G.C., for those capable of determining the right end of the club to hit the ball with!
Catering for the event was provided the Blackwatch Inn (B.W.I. Events), Aberfeldy, who supplied the Pimms and Beer Tent and organised the BBQ Grill and musical entertainment. Terry and Claire Robertson along with their dedicated Blackwatch team of staff worked tirelessly to ensure that everyone really enjoyed themselves.
As TEC Offshore Limited continues to expand, this is not only good news for the company but also for Aberfeldy. The only drawback being that the company is already running out of space for its array of clocks mounted on the reception wall showing the current time in Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, New York, Vancouver, Luanda, Budapest, Singapore and of course Aberfeldy!
It is estimated that around one hundred people attended the company's third BBQ (the first was back in July 2008) and between them they have managed to help raise awareness and funds for NICU, the company's adopted charity.
TEC Offshore Limited is an International company providing specialist engineering services and the supply of marine and communications services to vessel owners and the offshore oil & gas industry throughout the world.