The 36th Grampian Industrialist of the year was named as James Barrack.
The annual event organised by Junior Chamber International (JCI) Aberdeen recognises outstanding commercial success. Mr Barrack, 45, is chairman and managing director of Knight Property Group and Chess Group.
JCI Aberdeen President David Derbyshire said: “James has led and grown Knight Property Group and Chess Group over a 15-year period, both organically and through joint venture. James represents the importance and strength of family businesses in the north-east economy, which is a great tradition of this award. In his business achievements, as well as his commitment to the Prince’s Trust in Scotland, James represents what the Grampian Industrialist Award is all about.”
“I am delighted. Above all, this is recognition of the hard work and long-term commitment of the team at Knight and Chess over many years. It also highlights the importance of property develop- ment in the local economy, as an enabler of growth for other sectors.”
JAMES BARRACK, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF KNIGHT PROPERTY GROUP