Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), which last year hosted Scotland’s biggest banquet in over 400 years with a formal service of dinner for almost 1,700 people at the Scottish Business Awards, has surpassed that achievement with over 1,900 guests attending the 2014 event.
Sponsored by Virgin Money, this year’s charity fundraising awards dinner featured an audience with Sir Richard Branson.
Commenting on the growth of the Scottish Business Awards EICC Head of Events Karen Wood said: “There are many barometers for the health of the economy but surely this must be one of the most believable when almost 2,000 business leaders come together on one night to recognise the achievements of their peers.”
One hundred and forty business leaders and entrepreneurs were shortlisted for awards in 19 categories ranging from family firms to public companies.
Leith’s at EICC’s Assistant Operations Manager, Rhona Hawcroft wore a pedometer throughout the awards service and clocked up over 17 miles in EICC’s 2,000 sqm Lennox Suite.
The Scottish Business Awards dinner is believed to be the biggest formal banquet in Scotland since the reign of King James VI (1567-1625) when a banquet for 2,000 people was recorded.
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