James Welsh, 31, Energetica development manager at Aberdeenshire Council/Scottish Enterprise shares what a day in his life is like
I’m up around 6.45am and have the same routine every morning of laying out breakfast, usually consisting of some kind of cereal, before ironing a shirt for the day. Then it’s out into the traffic to join the other commuters on the road into Aberdeen. Once in the office the day always begins with checking the daily bulletin of local news items which is sent to me. It’s important to know what’s happening across the region, not just within the Energetica corridor. Any specific items relating to Energetica are highlighted and logged by our marcomms officer.
Energetica is an Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future (ACSEF) project led by public sector partners, Scottish Enterprise and Aberdeen City and Shire Councils. I’m relatively new to Energetica and am the first full-time development manager dedicated to the programme. Much of my work to this point has been about getting up to speed on the project’s history, developing my own key priorities and targets and meeting as many new people as possible.