Meat boss wins lifetime achievement award

A leading figure from the Scottish meat processing sector was honoured at a recent awards ceremony.

Archie Jess, who founded the AP Jess Group in 1965, was honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the Greenock Chamber of Commerce Bicentenary Bees Knees Awards 2013.

The seventy-nine year old joined 10 category winners in the line up for the top titles in the 10th annual awards initiative aimed at businesses across Inverclyde.

Jess said: I am absolutely delighted to have received this accolade on my home turf of Inverclyde. I have thoroughly enjoyed the many decades building the business and I am equally thrilled to have been given this Lifetime Achievement recognition by Greenock Chamber of Commerce, for me, for the business and for the great team that has helped drive our growth over the years.

Andrew Hemphill, Greenock chamber president, said: We have seen such a great pool of talent come through the short list stages to the finals, it is clear to see how the Bees Knees judging panels faced tough decisions when it came to selecting a winner. Our congratulations go to Archie and all our winners, who all do Inverclyde really proud.