The chief executive of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Marshall Dallas, won the Public Sector Director of the Year Award at the IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awardsat Crowne Plaza Glasgow, UK, last week.
The Scottish award winners progress to the UK Director of the Year Awards in London in October.
IoD Scotland said: “The Awards honour individuals whose creativity, leadership or innovative business practices have led to success for their organisation and the communities they serve.”
Dallas commented: “For me the award is for everyone in our team at the EICC and I continue to be inspired by their daily commitment to achieving levels of excellence across the business.”
The EICC reported a record year in 2017 with delegate numbers up against the previous year – 94,000 delegates attended around 200 events at the venue – while operating profits rose to £1.2m (US$1.71m) and economic impact for the city was an estimatd £55m.
EICC highlights in 2017 included Barack Obama making his first keynote speech outside the US when the former US president addressed over a thousand business and political leaders at the venue last May.
Sustainability remains high on the agenda at the EICC and in November the venue was chosen as one of 11 organisations across the world to receive a SEAL Business Sustainability Award.
The EICC is owned by the City of Edinburgh Council and operates at arm’s length as an independent commercial venture.