Scottish Engineering Awards Dinner 2024

Event Date:

23 May 2024

Event Time:

6:30 pm

Event Location:

Hilton Hotel Glasgow, 1 William St, Glasgow, G3 8HT

We are delighted to announce that tickets for the Scottish Engineering Awards Dinner 2023, held on the 23rd May, are now available to purchase.

Our annual awards aim to recognise both inspiring individuals and exceptional organisations, who are the epitome of Scottish excellence.

If you wish to purchase a ticket, or sponsor the event, please contact Marie McCormack.


2024 Tickets – We are delighted to announce that this event is sold out!

Dress Code: Occasion Wear

Time: 18:30 for 19:15 (until 23:00)

Seating: Tables of 10/12 can be reserved
Smaller numbers are also welcome


Sponsorship Packages 2023 –

  • Gold – £2250 (includes a table of 10)
  • Silver – £1150 (includes a table of five)
  • Bronze – £560 (Includes two tickets)


All prices are inclusive of VAT


Our Guest Speaker

Sir Geoff (Godfrey) Palmer

Professor Sir Geoff (Godfrey) Palmer was born in Jamaica in 1940. He migrated to London in 1955 and unexpectedly had to return to school because he was one month younger than the school leaving age of 15 years. He was designated Educationally Sub-Normal and attended a Secondary Modern School in London. In 1958 he secured a job as a Junior Laboratory Technician at Queen Elizabeth College. After his university applications failed, Professor Chapman assisted his entrance to Leicester University in 1961.

He gained an Honours Degree in Botany in 1964 from Leicester University, a PhD Degree in 1967 from Edinburgh University and Heriot-Watt College in grain science and technology and completed a Post-Doc Fellowship in 1968. Working at the Brewing Research Foundation (1968 to 1977) he used the fundamental research from his PhD to develop the innovative industrial process of Barley Abrasion and pioneered the use of the Scanning Electron Microscope to study cereal grains. In 1977, he returned to the Heriot-Watt University as a staff member, gained a DSc degree for his research work in 1985, secured financial support from the industry to set up the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling (ICBD), retired in 2005 and became Chancellor of the Heriot-Watt University in 2021.

He sits on the Boards of Community Organisations and has received Honorary Degrees from various Academic Institutions. His awards include an OBE (2003) and Knighthood (2014) for his scientific research, charity and human rights work. He was the fifth recipient and the first European resident to gain a distinguished research award from the American Society of Brewing Chemist, regarded as the ‘Nobel Prize’ of the industry.

His work on the history of the enslavement of African people as British slaves has led him to work on slavery projects with Glasgow University and to chair projects set up by Edinburgh City Council, the Scottish Government on Museums and the University of Edinburgh. In 2022 Leicester University gave him its Diversity and Inclusion award and named a building after him. He has published books on race relations and cereal science and technology. He is the first Honorary Consul for Jamaica in Scotland and the Freeman of Midlothian. In 2021 he gained the Pride of Scotland’s Life Time Award. In 2022 he was elected Honorary Keeper of the Quaich by the distilling industry, Leicester University named one of its buildings after him and he received the special Edinburgh Award.

In 2023, as part of the King’s Windrush Project, his portrait was painted as one of ten Windrush Pioneers.




Multi-award-winning stand-up comedian – Ray Bradshaw

Ray was handpicked to support John Bishop on his recent UK arena tour and has previously supported Frankie Boyle on his last two tours. His previous two tour shows have been performed in both English and British Sign Language; the first, Deaf Comedy Fam, was a huge success and won awards both in the UK and Australia, leading Ray to become the first comedian ever to win a Scottish Culture Show Award


A special thanks to our sponsors



Total Seats: 700

Event Schedule Details

  • 23 May 2024 6:30 pm   -   11:00 pm
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