HITA Chairman Craig Ewan has been named Regional Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors for his “exemplary” service.
Craig, Operations Director at the Kingsmills Hotel, won the Inverness regional category at the prestigious Scotland Director of the Year Awards.
The awards honour those individuals whose creativity, leadership or innovative business practices have led to success for their organisation and the communities they serve.
On presenting the award, sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, judges said: “Craig Ewan has consistently improved the performance of the hotel. His track record is exemplary.”
Craig, who has been general manager of different properties over the last 16 years, and became a director with Kingsmills Hotel in September 2017, said he was thrilled and delighted to be awarded the title.
He added: “I have worked for Tony Story, my chairman, owner, mentor and friend for the last ten years. He has been inspirational and really helped me develop as a business leader. If I did not have Tony’s support and backing I would not be the leader and manager that I am today.
“Working in the corporate world was great but working for an independent hotelier really teaches you all the business skills that you need to be successful.
“Tony and I have a great working relationship and I look forward to working for him on our future and very exciting expansion plans in Inverness over the next decade.”