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Guess who came to dinner ...


JCI Glasgow’s ‘Dinner With ...’ series, now in its second year, got off to a flying start this spring with Amanda MacMillan, Managing Director of Glasgow Airport, as its first guest speaker.


Amanda is a member of the


Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, and she has worked for companies such as KPMG, Diageo and BAA Business Support Centre before becoming Managing Director of Glasgow Airport in 2008. With an £86 million turnover and 7.2 million passengers flying to over 90 destinations a year, Glasgow Airport is Scotland’s busiest International airport. Amanda spoke of the challenges and paradox


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APPRENTICESHIP ACCOLADES


Scotish Leather Group’s Apprenticeship Academy has been recognised with two top accolades at the S1jobs Recruitment Awards 2013. Maureen Ross, Group Head of Human


Resources, picked up the awards on behalf of the Company, and said: “Our Apprenticeship Academy is a fantastic vocational programme with real job opportunities and career prospects at the end of it.”


Scottish Leather Group’s Leather Manufacturing and Production Apprentices


Te Apprenticeship Academy, which is


part of Scotish Leather Group’s talent strategy, was launched in April 2012 in


partnership with Invest in Renfrewshire, Scotish Enterprise and Reid Kerr College. In August 2012, the first ten apprentices joined the two-year modern apprenticeship for a unique course in Leather Production and Manufacturing. Maureen Ross said: “Reid Kerr College


does a fantastic job for us in terms of delivering the Leather Production and Manufacturing SVQ2. Tis is a great example of industry-led training and development, which has led to Scotish Leather Group entering into a formal partnership with the college”.


Amanda MacMillan, Managing Director, Glasgow Airport, with Lauren Murray, Chairman, JCI Glasgow


of managing a business that has stakeholders and a reputation to uphold, but is also seen as a public service. “People expect it to always be open and to have no inconvenience,” she said. Safety is also of paramount


importance and Glasgow Airport is regulated by the Department of


Transport, which Amanda describes as a “massive regulatory force”. The airport has seen several crises such as the terrorist attack of 2007 and the volcanic ash cloud in which the airport was closed on safety grounds, but opened again within 24 hours. A member of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Glasgow Airport promotes


the city of Glasgow as a world- class business and cultural centre, supporting the city’s tourism industry and encouraging more visitors. Amanda said: “If Glasgow flourishes, the airport flourishes.” An official sponsor of the 2014


Commonwealth Games, Glasgow Airport also has a huge investment programme to improve the terminals in time for the Games’ opening. Several members of JCI Glasgow


also attended the 65th Anniversary of the JCI National Conference from 26-28 April in Edinburgh. The weekend of activities included debating and public speaking competitions, keynote speakers, Edinburgh’s Whisky Experience and a Gala dinner and ceilidh.


FIND OUT MORE...


To find out more about JCI Glasgow’s events or to get involved, please visit our website: www.jciglasgow.com or email lauren.murray@jciglasgow.com


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