Crieff Hydro CEO Stephen Leckie has been named as an Ernst & Young Scotland Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist for this year’s annual awards ceremony.
Stephen Leckie is the fifth generation of his family to run Crieff Hydro since its doors opened in 1868. Since then, Stephen has held various industry posts including chair of the British Hospitality Association (Scotland).
In 2010 he was invited by Enterprise, Energy & Tourism Minister Jim Mather MSP to chair the Scottish Government’s Tourism Leadership Group. He is also the incoming President of the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Crieff Community Council.
CEO Stephen Leckie said: “Over the last year we have continued to drive investment in both our team and the resort, this has not been a time to sit on our laurels but an opportunity to shout louder and ensure we have something to shout about.”
Jim Bishop, senior partner and Entrepreneur Of The Year leader at Ernst & Young in Scotland, said: “The awards recognise and reward those entrepreneurs who drive growth and innovation with total determination, self-belief and a commitment to succeed.”
The overall Scotland winner will be announced at an exclusive event held on 21 June. The judging panel, which includes last year’s Scotland Entrepreneur Of The Year, Colin Robertson, CEO of Alexander Dennis Limited, will make its decision based on a number of criteria: entrepreneurial spirit; innovation; strategic direction; financial performance; national and global impact; and companies’ approach to social responsibility.
This is the 14th year the prestigious Credit Suisse-sponsored event has run in Scotland. Previous winners include Robert Wiseman, Sir Brian Souter and Sir Bill Gammell.