Leading Scottish Businesswoman to Receive Honorary Doctorate from UWS

3rd July 2018

Leading Scottish businesswoman, Liz Cameron OBE, will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) at its graduation ceremony on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 at Paisley Abbey, in recognition of her distinguished career at the forefront of Scottish business.

Recognised as one of the most influential business leaders in Scotland, Liz Cameron has a truly local, national and global profile, widely credited as Scotland’s voice of business. Liz’s unyielding commitment to promoting Scotland as a great place for business has inspired and motivated entrepreneurs and business leaders alike, reinvigorating entrepreneurial spirit across Scotland and the UK.

From transforming Scotland’s approach to skills development and economic growth, to expanding Scotland’s profile internationally, Liz is a pioneering ambassador, successfully establishing global Scottish Trade Offices and building stronger economic relationships with countries across the world.

Liz Cameron’s passion is firmly rooted in nurturing entrepreneurship as a route to improving life chances and she personally mentors several aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders. Liz serves as the Chair of WEVOLUTION, a global charity promoting entrepreneurship, and is on the 'Brain Trust' of TedxGlasgow. Liz has previously served as the Vice Chair of the Scottish National Lottery Fund and was a former member of University of the West of Scotland Court.

Liz, who was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2014 for her outstanding contributions to business, said: "It is a great honour to be recognised by the University of the West of Scotland, particularly as the institution's international outlook and commitment to innovation and research, are firmly aligned with my values in business. I am delighted to accept this award and I thank all those who I have learned from and collaborated with over the years. I look forward to galvanising civic Scotland to embrace UWS’s spirit of Dream, Believe and Achieve.”

Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal & Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of Scotland, said: “Throughout her career, Liz has demonstrated an outstanding and unwavering contribution to Scottish business and enterprise. From promoting Scotland as an international business destination and profiling Scotland’s value as a great place to live, work and study, I am delighted that we are able to recognise and celebrate Liz's significant achievements across so many areas.”

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