Montrose non-profit forum supports MoFest

Montrose Music Festival has received a boost of support from an independent non-profit organisation based in the town.

International Well Control Forum (IWCF) is the main sponsor of the event which will see crowds rockin’ all over Montrose to headline act Status Quo.

With headquarters in Montrose, IWCF sets international well control training standards and wanted to support the community by backing the event.

David Price, chief executive officer of IWCF, said: “Montrose Music Festival (MoFest) is a fantastic event, attracting top acts. It draws in people from around the country to not only come and enjoy the festival, but also experience what the region has to offer.

“As a growing organisation, employing local people, we wanted to pledge our support to help make this year’s event even bigger and better than before. It is also personally an honour to be involved because I am a huge Status Quo fan!”

MoFest chairman David Paton said: “Having IWCF on board means a lot to the festival and we are extremely grateful for their sponsorship this year. It is because of local businesses, as well as the great public support we receive, that the event continues to grow and be a huge success story for the area.”

The three-day festival this weekend opens on Friday (May 23) with Status Quo headlining on the East Links and with a packed programme, revellers can choose from around 200 gigs in more than 20 venues over Saturday and Sunday.

IWCF currently employs 28 people at its head office in Montrose, and due to further expansion, will continue its recruitment campaign throughout 2014.

Founded by the oil and gas operators in 1992, IWCF is an independent, not for profit organisation. The forum aims to improve well control competency and performance by developing and administering training, assessment and certification programmes for the oil and gas industry.