Lindsays’ Ian Beattie awarded MBE

Lindsays' Ian Beattie awarded MBE

Ian Beattie

Ian Beattie, Lindsays’ chief operating officer and chairman of scottishathletics, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Mr Beattie’s award has been given for services to athletics after a long competitive and voluntary career in the sport. As well as being scottishathletics chairman, he is race director of the West Highland Way Race and an endurance coach at his club, Harmeny AC. He is also a former vice chair of Sport Scotland.

He said: “Being awarded an MBE is an incredible honour. I’m excited and delighted in equal measure.

“The award is for services to athletics, but I believe that my history and understanding of athletics has been an important driver in how I have gone about my business career and how I have managed staff.

“An interesting aspect of my work now is to promote the link between physical health, mental health and professional productivity.

“I’m looking forward to continuing that with a few extra letters after my name!”

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