Famous Scots Entrepreneur
One Of A Kind
Sir Brian truly is one of a kind…even in the way he dresses. He acknowledges he’s not the most sartorially elegant man in the world but he’s without doubt one of Britain’s most unique businessmen.
Over the years he has been given countless honours and awards including Businessman of the Year, the Scottish Business Achievement Award, Scottish Entrepreneur Award, not to mention the Special Recognition Award he received in 2008 at the UK Bus Awards for his lifetime contribution to the bus industry.
He has accepted honorary degrees from Strathclyde University and the University of Abertay.
As a team player, however, the awards which he treasures most are those given to Stagecoach Group. They include two UK Bus Operator of the Year awards and being rated one of the Top 10 Most Admired Companies of 2008 by Management Today.
In June 2010, a panel of European transport journalists, awarded Sir Brian a prestigious Talent in Mobility Award in recognition of his career of service to public transport. At the ceremony in Paris he was praised by the judges for innovation and sustainability.
Have a look at photos of Sir Brian accepting awards in the photos gallery.