Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, was named Director of the Year for businesses with turnover of more than £35 million at the IoD Scotland Awards in Glasgow last night.
Chosen for his motivational leadership, focus on customer service and commitment to enhancing Edinburgh Airport, Gordon took home the top award following a record-breaking year for Scotland’s busiest airport.
In addition to the top award, Gordon was also took home the Edinburgh, Lothians & the Borders Regional Director Award.
With 2014 seeing the airport’s busiest year ever in terms of passenger numbers, new business and investment, Gordon’s leadership, influence and expertise has continued to steer the airport to achieve unprecedented success, with long-haul passenger traffic up almost 90% last year.
Gordon was instrumental in securing a £150 million investment from the airport’s owners and Board to underpin a five-year investment programme. In the last 12 months, he has empowered teams across the airport to deliver ground-breaking, industry-leading investment projects with customer service placed firmly at the centre.
From new X-ray systems in security to new self-service technology to speed up the passenger check-in process, Gordon is heavily involved in developing all aspects of airport operations.
Congratulating Gordon on his achievement, Sir John Elvidge, Chairman of Edinburgh Airport, said: “After celebrating the busiest, most successful year ever for a Scottish airport, to be recognised with not one but two awards is fantastic validation of Gordon’s hard work and dedication.
“Having recently been named Director of the Year at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, it’s fantastic he is being recognised for his hard work to improve Scotland’s connectivity with the rest of the world.
“Gordon’s commitment and passion for his role is clear to see. He motivates and inspires teams across the airport to achieve success every day and we’re extremely proud to call him our Chief Executive.”
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About Edinburgh Airport:
Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s busiest airport. More than 40 airlines serve 100-plus destinations and over 10 million passengers passed through the airport in 2014 – the busiest year ever for a Scottish airport.
July 2014 was the airport’s busiest month ever with over 1.1 million passengers travelling through its terminal.
It is the fifth largest in the UK, in terms of passenger numbers, and employs over 5000 people, contributing hundreds of millions of pounds to Scotland’s economy.
Edinburgh Airport was named best in Britain, and top three in Europe, for passenger satisfaction, at the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards for 2012 and ‘Best European Airport (5-10m passengers)’ at the ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards for 2012. It has also won Scottish Airport of the Year at the Scottish Transport Awards in 2013 and 2014.