Destination Guide: Scotland

Scottish ECC chairman Ian Grant awarded a knighthood

Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) chairman Ian Grant has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours list.

SECC chairman Ian Grant
SECC chairman Ian Grant

SECC group chief executive John Sharkey said the knighthood was a testament to Grant's passion and dedication.

Sharkey said: "This well deserved accolade is a testament to Ian's passion and the dedication he brings to his work, whether in his role as chairman of the Crown Estate, his historic involvement as chairman of the Scottish Tourist Board, or his services to the Scottish business community.

"Ian has truly made a positive and beneficial impact on our Scottish community and we are extremely proud of him."

The honour was announced as the SECC began a year of celebrations to mark its 25th anniversary.

Last month, the SECC announced a 10% rise in turnover to £18.1m in the year to 31 March, 2009.

The New Year Honours list also saw Victoria and Albert Museum director Mark Jones receive a knighthood and Merlin Entertainments chairman Peter Phillipson awarded an OBE.

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