Networking. Dining. Entertaining
Celebrate your company's achievements alongside top business figures at the Scottish Region's most prestigious event.
Take the opportunity to entertain clients, network with new contacts and reward staff at this Dinner. Over 380 engineers attended the 2012 event, celebrating with industry partners in a luxurious environment. Join them this year to make sure you're in the right position to build on your company's success.
This year’s Dinner will again be held in the luxurious surroundings of the Radisson BLU Hotel, Glasgow. Further details for the venue can be found via the following link: http://www.radissonblu.co.uk/hotel-glasgow.
The keynote speaker for the evening will be Mike Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning.
Michael Russell was born in Bromley, Kent, in 1953 and brought up in his father's home town of Troon where he attended Marr College. A graduate of Edinburgh University, from 1974 to 1992 he worked in a variety of media sectors and in a variety of places including Edinburgh, the Western Isles, Inverness and Glasgow.
He joined the Scottish National Party in 1974 and held a number of senior party posts before becoming the party's first full time Chief Executive in 1994. Mr Russell was the campaign manager for Alex Salmond's leadership campaign in 1990 and he contested the SNP leadership in 2004.
He was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 1999 as a Regional Member for the South of Scotland, was a founding member of the Parliamentary Bureau and then served as Shadow Minister for Children, Education and Culture. He won 'Debater of the Year' award in 2000 and was short listed for 'Scottish Politician of the Year' title in 2002.
Mr Russell lost his seat in 2003 and returned to a media career but was re-elected for the same region in 2007 when he was appointed Minister for Environment.
He was Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution, with responsibility for the National Conversation and the White Paper Your Scotland, Your Voice, from February until December 2009 when he was appointed Education Secretary.
He is the author of seven books including one novel, has one son and lives with his wife in rural Argyll.
Jane McCarry is a Bafta award winning actress and comedienne. She graduated from Queen Margaret College in Edinburgh in 1992 and has worked extensively in both theatre, television and radio throughout the UK ever since.
Throughout her career, Jane has worked with a number of all time Scottish favourites including Rikki Fulton and Jimmy Logan.
Jane McCarry is Scotland's best known OAP, not bad for a 30 something! Her character ''Isa Drennan'' is one of the best loved and funniest on Scottish Television.
Whether you know her as Isa, the local gossip from the BBC's hugely successful ''Still Game'', or worldly-wise Granny Murray from the Cbeebie's hit show ''Me Too'', you cant fail to enjoy a blether with Jane.
Out with her acting career, Jane is gaining an enviable reputation as a stylish awards host and is one of our top after dinner speakers. With her excellent comedic timing and theatrical anecdotes, just dont expect to get a word in edge ways.
Jane is also a fine Burns performer and her Reply to the Toast to the Lassies is always superb.