On 14 August 2020, Jeanette Forbes, CEO of PCL Group, was announced as the winner of the Significant Contribution Award at the SPE Aberdeen Offshore Achievement Awards.

The winners of the 2020 Offshore Achievement Awards were revealed in a virtual ceremony on 14 August, with joint prize-winners announced across several categories, demonstrating the high calibre of entries this year and the tough job faced by judges.

This year Jeanette Forbes, a successful industry entrepreneur and founder of the PCL Group, inspiring STEM mentor and energy sector ambassador, clinched the ‘Significant Contribution’ Award for demonstrating unparalleled support in promoting STEM to young women in education and her business mentorship efforts in the community.

On receiving the award, Jeanette Forbes said “I am absolutely delighted to be only the second woman to win the Significant Contribution Award and I look forward to hearing of other female recipients in the coming years as we look to the future of our industry.  Piper Alpha changed the world for those working in O&G.  We that continue to work in the industry must, and I emphasise must, change the environment and transition to leave a significant legacy built around new energy innovation”.

In May 2021, Diane Wood (Section Manager, SPE) interviewed Jeanette about what it meant to win the award.