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Cromarty Firth port boss in line for top award

By Staff Reporter

THE man in charge of Scotland's busiest cruise port is among north business leaders in the running for a prestigious national award.

Bob Buskie, chief executive of the Port of Cromarty Firth, is shortlisted in two categories in the Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland Director of the Year Awards 2019.

In addition to being shortlisted for Highlands and Islands director of the year, Mr Buskie is also in contention for the small to medium business category title – one of two Highlands and Islands representatives on the three strong shortlist alongside Jamie McGowan of island based candle company Essence of Harris.

Almost 50 business leaders are shortlisted for the 11 national and seven regional categories, with the winners to be announced at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central on Thursday May 23.

David Watt, executive director of IoD in Scotland, said: “The Director of the Year Awards are an excellent opportunity to celebrate the achievements of those operating at the top of Scotland’s businesses.

"The calibre of nominees from the Highlands and Islands is excellent this year and shows the breadth of businesses operating successfully in the region. The nominees are not just business people; they are the leaders who will drive our economy and people through times of unease. Being an accomplished director moves beyond focussing on the financials and must consider the wider aspects that will impact the success of the business – from sustainability to supporting employee wellness."

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