Home Economy Purvis Group business development manager honoured at Chamber dinner
Bob Garmory, who is also a Fife Chamber director, is presented with the Allan Russell Award
Business and community leaders from across the Kingdom came together to enjoy an evening of hospitality and entertainment last Friday (30 September) at the 2016 Fife Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner.
More than 200 guests turned out at the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews to celebrate the diversity and success of Fife’s businesses, while supporting the Chamber’s two chosen beneficiary charities, the Bethany Christian Trust and Maggie’s Fife, through prize-draw donations.
Fife Chamber president Peter Southcott provided the welcome address and offered a special tribute to Bob Garmory from the Purvis Group as he presented him with the Alan Russell Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Fife economy. The annual award was introduced in 2013 in tribute to the late Fife Chamber chief executive.
The Chamber welcomed Oil & Gas UK CEO Deirdre Michie as keynote speaker. With extensive global experience in delivering strategic solutions, she gave guests a high-level insight into the current outlook and future prospects for the industry.
After dinner, guests were treated to anecdotes from former Scottish football referee Willie Young, who provided a host of entertaining stories from his 15 seasons, and over 500 Scottish senior matches, as a Class One SFA official.
Dr Peter Hughes, former chief executive of Scottish Engineering, took up the role of Master of Ceremonies.
Southcott said: “This was a fantastic event that really showcased what Fife Chamber is capable of when its members share a common goal and come together and work collectively to achieve it.
“I’d like to extend my sincerest thanks to everyone involved, with special thanks to our event sponsors and those who donated the fantastic prizes for our charity prize draw.”