Tuesday 27th February
Argyle House, Ibrox
Maurice V Taylor CBE
Founder and Chief Executive of The Chardon Group.
Renowned and respected both nationally and internationally, Maurice is recognised for dedication to entrepreneurship and innovation, and distinguished by strategic vision.
Maurice owns a number of Scotland’s most successful hotels and restaurants, including Holiday Inn Glasgow Theatreland and Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport. Back in 1975, he also launched Glasgow’s original French Mediterranean Brasserie, the award-winning La Bonne Auberge, and today diners can still enjoy the delights of its tantalizing, ‘in-vogue’ menus at Maurice’s Glasgow Holiday Inn Theatreland.
In addition, he created, developed and ran the prestigious Parklands Country Club in the Newton Mearns area of Glasgow – another first in its class at the time.
Throughout his years in the industry, Maurice has been the proud recipient of a plethora of awards including Lifetime Achievement and Entrepreneur of the Year from a number of august bodies. He is currently visiting Professor at the Scottish Hotel School and holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Strathclyde and also elevated Maurice to their own “Hall of Fame” for Entrepreneurs.
Maurice’s most recent achievements are Lifetime Achievement Award from Inspiring City Awards, The Lifetime Excellence Award from CIS Excellence Awards and this year (2016) his appointment as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to business and charity.