On Wednesday 9 July 2014 BBG members gathered in modern lounge-diner Movida, Port Baku, where Rapid Solutions exhibited their new logo and explained what the company, after 20 years in business, stands for today. By Elliot Meredew
This year Rapid Solutions celebrates two decades of achievement. Since launching in Baku in 1994 the company opened an office in Georgia in 2000, gained certification by the International Society of Automation (ISA) in 2001, and with a dynamic outlook has continued to grow to become the success it is now.
“In expanding our services in the Caspian region we felt it was time for a change,” Rapid Solutions Sales and Marketing Executive Jamila Bayramova addressed BBG members and guests. “The new logo in the shape of a circle in different colours symbolises the interaction between our different services and divisions.”
Rapid Solutions’ divisions include oil and gas, commercial, telecoms, industrial and marine, with services covering electrics, hydraulics, motor maintenance, engineering design and IT among others. The company has also changed its slogan to: Leading the way through innovation.
“It is defined in the sense of perfecting the knowledge and experience we apply to all of our projects and services,” Jamila explained. In addition, Rapid Solutions has launched an informative, new-look website: rapid-solutions.net
After Jamila’s speech, BBG Chairman John Patterson handed over to Rapid Solutions Managing Director Howard Lyn encouraged members to get involved with a project, The Anglo-Azeri Society, of which he is a board member. The Society merges British and Azerbaijani cultures, supporting charitable endeavours in Azerbaijan. You can find out more at anglo-azerbaijani.org
There was an Azerbaijani theme to the menu with dolma, lamb, chicken and rice dishes, followed by baklava, accompanied by local beer and wine. Guests were free to mix and mingle, and take advantage of the free bar until 11pm.
After the main event, a number of guests lingered awaiting UK Minister for Energy Michael Fallon MP. Coming straight from his flight from London, Mr Fallon arrived late but sociable, circulating the room and discussing industry developments and future UK-Azerbaijan relations – his first appointment of many during his visit to Baku.
If you wish to attend the next event, or become a sponsor, please contact John Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org