Jackie Stewart who is one of the PLC’s Management Members was awarded a Medal of Appreciation for his outstanding contribution to the Institution of Engineering Designers. He is pictured receiving his award from President Sir George Cox. Jackie has been Regional Co Coordinator for Scotland for the past 15 years. He joined as a Member in 1976 and was awarded a Fellowship in 1992.
His career in engineering design has been extensive covering a wide range of sectors such as oil refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants, hospitals, special purpose machinery.
He ran his own design consultancy advising small companies on developing design through schemes run by the DTI.
Jackie has organised the Scottish Division since 1995 which is challenging due to the large geographical area.
He was the first person to arrange an honour for Dr. John Brown through the IED for the former MD of John Browns Shipyard (No Connection although the same name) and designer of the Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and the QE2. He assisted in helping to secure a Knighthood for him at the age of 98 with Lord McFarlane of Bearsden and Jack Webster of the Glasgow Herald.