Chamber pays tribute to Burntisland Fabrications’ John Robertson
More than 200 guests donned their best attire on Friday (29 September) night and turned out for the black tie event that was Fife Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Annual Dinner.
They enjoyed an evening of speeches, fine dining, networking and socialising at the Fairmont in St Andrews.
Fife Chamber President Peter Southcott gave the welcome address and paid tribute to John Robertson of Burntisland Fabrications, who was posthumously awarded the Alan Russell Award for Business Achievement in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Fife economy.
Tim Allan, CEO of Unicorn Property Group and President of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, delivered the evening’s keynote speech, giving his commentary on Scotland’s economic prospects and the lobbying priorities of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.
After dinner entertainment was handled by Robbie Glen, former Deputy Governor of HMP Barlinnie, who regaled the audience with stories from his time at Scotland’s largest prison.
This year’s nominated beneficiary charities are Fife Voluntary Action and Fife Employment Access Trust, who will share the proceeds raised by guests who donated to the evening’s prize draw.
Fife Chamber President Peter Southcott said: “The Fife Chamber Annual Dinner is one of Fife’s most prestigious events, where great company and entertainment is guaranteed.
“Year on year, tickets are in high demand, and the 2017 dinner was no exception with a fantastic turnout on the night.
“Fife Chamber wishes to thank all who attended, our fantastic speakers for their brilliant business insight and anecdotes, and everyone who made the event possible.
“We look forward to seeing you all again next year.”
Fife Chamber also thanked its Annual Dinner partners and sponsors: DYW Fife, EQ Chartered Accountants, Fife Economy Partnership, Diageo, and Moffat & Williamson.