Judges praise "flagship" business
Oil and gas services giant John Wood Group has been named the Scottish plc of the year award.
The firm had earlier picked up the global reach prize at the Scottish plc awards in Glasgow on Wednesday.
Judges at the event, organized by Scottish Business Insider and accountancy firm PwC, said Wood Group was a real flagship for Scotland which had done an outstanding job.
During the year it had many highlights including the acquisition of rival PSN for $1bn to create a global market leading position and a s560m contract to build a new gas fired power station in Israel.
Chief executive of the year was Martin Gilbert, of Aberdeen Asset Management who led the investment business to record revenues and profits.
The business also picked up large plc of the year after seeing growth in its funds under management to s183.3 billion.
Sir Moir Lockhead, who recently retired from FirstGroup, was given a lifetime achievement award for his role in transforming a council owned bus company into a global transport group with 133,000 staff.
One member of the judging panel said: Sir Moirs achievements are simply extraordinary.
Medical software firm Craneware won the AIM/mid cap award, British Polythene Industries took home the sustainability prize while ScottishPower triumphed in the new social investment category.
The judging panel was chaired by Professor Ian Percy with the other members Sir Menzies Campbell, Interbulk' Graeme Bissett, Alan Thomson from ICAS and former Abbot Group chief executive Alasdair Locke.