13th Feb 2023

Apex Tubulars supports the region’s biggest nature restoration project

Apex Tubulars has cemented their support for one of the region’s biggest nature restoration projects during a major fundraising dinner at Banchory Lodge Hotel (on January 31).

The company supported the River Dee Trust’s Living River Dinner for the third successive year since the event was launched to broaden corporate and community involvement in efforts to restore the ecosystem and save threatened species. Key among those, our iconic Atlantic salmon. It comes at a time of growing support for the cause from Chamber members.

Salmon are a lynchpin of Deeside’s fragile economy, bringing in million of pounds in angling and wider tourism-related business. They are also a vital part of the region’s natural heritage. But climate impacts are threatening the species globally, with specific challenges on the Dee.

Apex Tubulars has helped with financial support for both nature-restoration work and the Trust’s pioneering Education programme which has reached thousands of school children and dozens of communities.

Staff from the company have helped plant some of the 332,000 native trees towards the Trust’s initial One Million Tree target. The trees will shade the river against the rising river temperatures which are already threatening the river’s biodiversity. The Trust is also working to deliver projects with immediate benefits.

Ronnie Grant of Apex Tubulars said: “We are delighted to be doing something positive, financially and physically, to help our local environment. The eco system of the river and looking after it, is so important for many reasons.”

Sandy Bremner, who is Chair of the River Dee Trust, said: “We are extremely grateful for the support of Apex Tubulars and the growing number of Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce members who are keen to get involved.

“We are working urgently to deliver river restoration on a landscape scale. Nothing less will do. It’s vital for our local economy and we owe it to future generations. We need all the financial support we can get to help the ecosystem on our doorstep, and there are some great opportunities for companies who also want to give us some hands-on assistance.”