meet the team

Tommy Angell

founder / director


tel: +44 (0) 203 411 9184

Following a work experience program in his teens, Tommy spent the next 6 years in full time and contract work for the BBC. In 2008 Tommy joined a public/private joint venture media company which Tommy restructured and created an aggressive business development strategy for.

From late 2009 Tommy entered the Business Intelligence industry, focussing on energy programs in the US and Middle East. During this time he grew existing business within established markets and started new business activities in emerging markets.

In late 2013 Tommy co-founded Offshore Network and has concentrated on providing business critical information to the offshore well intervention sector in the North Sea, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Gulf of Mexico.

Tommy has a number of pets and adopted animals (including a whale!) and is an avid supporter of the UNC Tar Heels, Pittsburgh Steelers and Tottenham Hotspur.

Tommy holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees and has studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA and the University of Essex, UK.

Tommy lives on the South Coast of the UK with his wife, Laura.

Abigail Clifton

Head of Sector


tel: +44 (0) 203 793 8800

Abigail is Head of Sector for Offshore Network, looking after the OWI Global Series of events and the team that produces them.

Abigail graduated from University of Leicester in 2012 with a BSc in Mathematics before starting the Global Actuarial Graduate Scheme at AXA, pricing general insurance policies through statistical modelling.

After three years, Abigail career-changed to producing international and global conferences, awards and training courses with Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc, for the coal and gas industries.

Following this, Abigail moved to work with Ascential Events, producing the content for the UK’s largest trade shows, in the retail sector. In her second role she managed the content for the world’s largest electrical manufacturing exhibitions, in several international locations. She also trained/participated in a wide range of content-related disciplines/projects on other international events, understanding how to produce content-rich events on many levels, and how to grow them.

In her spare time, Abigail is very active and enjoys running, yoga, surfing and snowboarding and loves travelling for the OWI events.

Erin Smith

Project Manager


tel: +44 (0) 203 409 3042

Erin left her home in a rural market town in North Northumberland to study Business and Marketing at Sheffield Hallam University.  As part of her degree course she completed a placement year as Sales and Project Support for a Team Building and Corporate Events company in London.

Erin graduated with a First Class Honours degree, moved back to London to take on her Project Management role with Offshore Network.

Erin specialises in well intervention, offering well lifecycle management intelligence for the global offshore community to facilitate a safe and efficient future for offshore oil and gas production. Erin takes a management role in the Asia Pacific and Latin America regions.

Outside the office Erin enjoys running and has just completed her first half marathon, skiing, watching rugby and travelling.

Will Hurl



tel: +44 (0) 203 409 3041

In 2016 Will graduated with a First-Class honours degree in Sports Science and Management from Nottingham Trent University.

He spent the next year working at Sussex County Cricket Club as a business development executive, helping boost the club’s commercial revenue through membership and ticket sales.

Following this Will moved back to his home city of London working as a recruitment consultant within the account and finance field.

In 2018 Will joined the oil and gas team at Offshore Network, managing both the West African and Middle East and North African conferences.

Will is a keen sportsman and has worked as ski instructor in Japan and Canada. He now plays football for the Bank of England F.C and completed the London Marathon in 2015.