Two quick questions with
Mr Andy Hall
How was your New Year’s celebration?
I returned to the cold of the UK for the Christmas festivities to spend time with my family. It was lovely to catch up with everyone I love, and I enjoyed the realisation that, after all the hype and excitement post-election, nothing will really change in the months to come.
As for the new year, I returned to the relative warmth of an Abu Dhabi Winter to enjoy a few days in the city and see something other than the inside of an office.
Do you generally have a negative, moderate or positive outlook for 2020?
Overall, my outlook for 2020 is moderate. There look to be several events in 2020 that could change the course of history forever, but not in the immediate term. I believe that 2020 is going to be a challenging year. In the oil & gas industry, we have been dreaming of a comeback and the thirst for investment has left a lot of companies very hungry for work, which as we know has an impact on the bottom line. I believe that Fagioli will see a very strong 2020, with the order book already looking strong for the coming year. We feel that things are starting to look up and we’re thinking more about strategy than feeling the desperation of trying to secure business.