Fife Chamber members celebrate at Annual Dinner
The crème of Fife’s business crop gathered last night [Friday] for Fife Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Annual Dinner, held at the Fairmont in St Andrews.
Over 200 guests donned their best attire for the black-tie event, an evening of stand-out speeches, fine dining, networking and socialising.
Fife Chamber President Peter Southcott gave the welcome address and paid tribute to John Robertson of Burntisland Fabrications, 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 Barlinnie Prison, who regaled the audience with stories from his time at Scotland’s largest prison.
The event formally concluded at 11.30pm, but many guests continued to enjoy the night more informally as conversation, new business relationships and friendships flourished.
This year’s nominated beneficiary charities are Fife Voluntary Action and Fife Employment Access Trust, who shared proceeds raised from guests generously donating 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 would also like to thank its Annual Dinner partners and sponsors; DYW Fife, EQ Chartered Accountants, Fife Economy Partnership, Diageo, Moffat & Williamson.