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Rachael Pacey: Our Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards Finalist.

Rachael Pacey: Our Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards Finalist.

Congratulations to our Implementation Team Lead, Rachael Pacey, who has been shortlisted as a finalist for ‘Team Leader of the Year’ at the Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards


We are extremely proud to announce Rachael Pacey, our Implementation Team Lead, has been shortlisted for the ‘Team Leader of the Year’ award at the Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards this year.


The Ex-Forces in Business Awards is the world’s leading platform for providing visibility to role models – military veterans who have carved out successful second careers – that empower and inspire current and future service leavers and educate employers on the value of supporting the transition of servicemen and women.


Servicemen and women spend years adapting to roles and gaining valuable skills. They develop qualities that are incredibly adaptable to commercial environments and in demand in the business world but communicating the transferability of those skills to potential employers can be challenging.


The Ex-Forces in Business Awards celebrates and recognises the value veterans add to businesses by highlighting these military-gained skills and qualities that have helped enable their business achievements as well as recognising the employers and organisations that have supported them.


Our very own ex-forces team member Rachael is an incredible role model.  Rachael joined the Royal Navy straight from school as an Operator Mechanic in Communications in the Warfare Branch. After basic and trade training, Rachael Joined her first ship HMS Southampton, a type 42 destroyer based in Portsmouth, where she served on her for 4 years, gaining promotion.


In the 4 years onboard HMS Southampton, various deployments saw Rachael serve across the globe. HMS Southampton was part of the task force in the Gulf as aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious’ escort in Operation Veritas. Rachael went on to join HMS York as a Leading rating, another Portsmouth-based type 42 Destroyer for 2 years.


After serving for 7 years Rachael left the royal Navy and spent 2 years in London, working for the Security Service then relocated to Scotland in 2009. Rachael spent 5 years working for Police Scotland in support roles before moving into the Oil and Gas industry for Lloyds Register, where she worked her way up from Logistics Coordinator to Global Logistics Manager for the energy division.


Earlier this year a member of the Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards reached out to Rachael on LinkedIn and asked if she would consider entering a nomination based on her career history and current career. After learning more about the awards, and the work they do highlighting the value that Ex-Forces personnel can bring to business with their transferrable skills and experience, Rachael felt it was important to communicate her own experience and career after leaving the Royal Navy.


The Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Award ceremony will take place in Glasgow on the 19th August, we hope Rachael and her partner have a lovely time and wish her the best of luck!

30th Anniversary of Piper Alpha

30th Anniversary of Piper Alpha

The team at Onboard Tracker™ are delighted to announce we will be exhibiting at Safety 30; Securing a Safer Future  at the AECC, in commemoration of the 30 year Anniversary of Piper Alpha. Held by Oil & Gas UK in association with the International Regulator’s Forum.

Kevin, Sandra and Emily will be at Stand 14 both days (5th and 6th of June) – where we promise to have something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds! So come say hello, pick up some treats and be in with the chance of winning from our prize draw!

Continued commitment to the safety of your people is paramount to us at Onboard Tracker™ and we are proud to be one of the drivers of the digital transformation currently reshaping the O&G industry.

We look forward to seeing many of you there – sharing our story & hearing yours!

From all of us @ The Onboard Tracker™ team.

Oil & Gas UK Awards 2015 Finalists Announced

Oil & Gas UK Awards 2015 Finalists Announced

If you haven’t heard about Onboard yet, you will soon! The finalists for the Oil & Gas UK Awards 2015 were announced yesterday and we are delighted to announce that Archer UK’s collaboration with Onboard has made the top three in the ‘Business Innovation – Large’ category.

Stephen Marcos Jones, Oil & Gas UK’s business development director, commented:
“We are delighted to announce the finalists for the Oil & Gas UK Awards – an event which brings our industry together to showcase the exceptional individuals and companies across Britain. Compiling the finalists was a tough job for our judges – and every company and individual announced today fought off some stiff competition. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those companies and individuals that have shared their stories with us this Summer. Collaboration is crucial if we’re to fulfil Sir Ian Wood’s vision to maximise economic recovery from the UK Continental Shelf and that is why our new award, supported by the OGA, is a timely addition. In a world of a fallen oil price and high costs, we know that industry is facing a difficult time.  However, we must still set aside an evening to celebrate those companies and individuals achieving excellence in their respective fields.” 

Archer identified improving its data control as a business priority and to address this began working in collaboration with Solab, an Aberdeen IT services specialist, to implement an innovative online Advanced Competency Assessment and Verification system based on Onboard, an Oil & Gas crew, logistics, certification and competency platform.

“The benefits have been immense. Implementing the system transformed overnight the way the Archer operates and as a result it now saves an average of 6-8 weeks over its previous reporting processes.”