The director of V&A Dundee was recognised with an award for ‘transforming Scotland’ at the Institute of Directors Scotland awards last night.
Philip Long was presented with the inaugural award at the black-tie dinner in Glasgow.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland also awarded Nathan Pyne-Carter, managing director of Dundee aquaculture technology supplier Ace Aquatec, with an innovation award.
Ian Collins, the Dundee-based area director for Bank of Scotland, was the recipient of the regional award for Tayside.
IoD Scotland chair Aidan O’Carroll said: “The V&A Dundee has become a beacon of success for Scotland and a focal point in the transformation of Dundee, and in particular, its waterfront.
“Since opening less than a year ago, the V&A Dundee has already become one of the most popular attractions in the country and Philip Long has been fundamental to this.
“Throughout the build, opening and ongoing promotion of the venue, Philip has shown how a clear vision and strong leadership can help to not only create a successful tourist attraction, but has also contributed to the city of Dundee earning the title of UNESCO City of Design.”
The winner of the director of the year award went to Robin Watson of Wood. The small-medium business award was won by Jamie McGowan of Essence of Harris.
The winners of the 11 national director of the uear categories will progress to the prestigious UK Director of the Year Awards in London in October.
David Watt, executive director of IoD Scotland, said: “Tonight’s winners are testament to the tenacity and commitment not only to their organisations, but also their employees, stakeholders and customers.
“It is clear that excellence in leadership is spread across all sectors and the length and breadth of Scotland.”