ECCI Hosts Green Burns Supper for VIBES Award Winners

16 January 2014

ECCI was the venue for a Burns themed celebration dinner to recognise the environmental business achievements of the Winners  of the VIBES Awards 2013.

The event saw presentations from some of the winners of VIBES 2013 outlining the reasons they applied for the VIBES Awards and what they hoped to achieve from winning.

The presentations highlighted the fantastic environmental work of the companies and emphasised the business benefits of good environmental practice.

James Macsween, from Macsween, began the address to the haggis as the Chieftain was piped to the table. He recited the famous Burns poem before theatrically cutting the haggis with the ceremonial knife. 

The toasts were read by Ronnie Mercer of Scottish Water who provided a toast to thewinners in the form of a scots poem written by VIBES Chair Gillian Bruce; Robin Wosnip of Rabbie’s Small Group Tours followed with a toast to the sponsors and John Fender of Chivas Brothers Pernod Ricard ended with a toast to the VIBES Partners. Gillian Bruce followed this with a reply from the Partners on behalf of the VIBES 2013 Steering Group.

Thanks Macsweens for supplying the haggis and Chivas Brothers Pernod Ricard for supplying the whisky for the toast.

A good night was had by all who attended.

If you are interested in being involved in the VIBES Awards 2014- sponsorship or applying, contact vibes@thebusinesspartnership.org.uk for more information.