Leading Scottish entrepreneur Sir Ian Wood will receive an international award this week in his home city of Aberdeen.
The chairman of energy service provider Wood Group is to accept the Energy Institute’s Cadman Memorial Medal for outstanding service to the petroleum industry.
Traditionally, the award is handed over during Energy Institute (EI) events in London, but the ceremony is being held in the Granite City at the request of Sir Ian.
The presentation will take place during the Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch of the EI’s annual dinner, organised by Trinity International Services, in the Marcliffe Hotel, on Thursday.
EI president James Smith, country chairman for award sponsor Shell, will make the presentation.
Speakers at the dinner include Sir Ian and Matt Simmons, chairman of energy investment-banking firm Simmons and Company International.
EI branch chairman Denis Pinto said: “This is a significant date in the event calendar for the energy industry throughout the north-east of Scotland, and even more so this year as the Cadman medal travels to the region for the first time.
“We are delighted that Sir Ian Wood has chosen to receive the honour at home, still renowned as the oil capital of Europe and one of the best places to do business in the UK.”
The Cadman award was created by the Cadman Memorial Fund to commemorate the late Lord Cadman, a past EI president.