Stephen Leckie, Chief Executive Officer of Crieff Hydro in Perthshire, has been announced as ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the inaugural Scottish Business Honours 2014.
The award was presented at a ceremony organised by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce and held at Prestonfield House in Edinburgh.
The evening was hosted by Kaye Adams and featured Fred MacAulay for the celebrations.
On receiving the award, Stephen Leckie said: “This is an exciting time for business in Scotland and to be recognised and applauded for taking a lead in doing things a bit differently, being confidently creative and occasionally a bit mad and ‘out there’ and taking the risks that come with all of that reassure me that this slightly quirky and brave approach is the right one.”
He added that the Crieff Hydro Family of hotels was “performing well” and had “a huge team of passionate, creative and energetic people that make that happen”.
Liz Cameron, Director and Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “We have shown that Business is Great for Scotland. Extraordinary businesses – small, medium and large – have been awarded the Scottish Business Honour for their innovation, entrepreneurship and commitment to Scotland.”
She said also that, “no matter what the outcome of the referendum, let’s stand united to grow our economy, create new jobs and promote investment in Scotland”.
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