On the night
6.30pm - Champagne reception & showcase
7.00pm - Guests seated
7.15pm - Welcome
7.30pm - Dinner
9.15pm - Awards 1-5
9.45pm - Guest Speaker
10.15pm - Awards 6-10
11.00pm - Carriages
Having presented the very funny and eventful MacAulay and Co. on BBC Radio Scotland for almost 18 years and with a string of TV appearances, Fred’s on air witticisms and on screen reputation are the product of years of experience on the live circuit, including a stint as the first ever-Scottish compere at the Comedy Store in London.
Arriving late to the world of stand-up comedy in the early 90’s, he has gone on to be a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe (this will be his 29th) and at comedy festivals worldwide. Appearances on many Radio 4 comedy panel shows including I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Just A Minute, The Unbelievable Truth and The News Quiz guarantee an audience for Fred’s Live stand-up tours.
One of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs for almost 25 years, Jim has presided over a significant turnaround in the fortunes of engineering in Scotland and throughout the UK. He has breathed new life into the industry having risen from an engineering apprentice to the head of a global Scottish engineering business.
In 1992 Jim bought 29.9% of a small Scottish engineering company, Clyde Blowers plc, which had a full listing on the London Stock Exchange. Today Clyde Blowers has developed into a truly global portfolio of 83 Companies in 27 different countries, employing 5,000 people around the world and has become one of the foremost European Engineering Industrial Investors.