Malcolm Group CEO awarded honorary doctorate for business prowess
Andrew Malcolm MBE, the CEO of the Malcolm Group, a logistics enterprise based in Linwood, has been presented with an honorary doctorate from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS).
The accolade was presented during the University’s winter graduation ceremony at Paisley Abbey on 15 November. Mr Malcolm’s leadership has seen the company flourish into a significant national logistics entity, with its workforce expanding to over 2,000 employees, including many family generations.
In 2023, his knowledge and experience led to him being awarded an MBE in the King’s Birthday Honours List.
Alongside his many business achievements, Mr Malcolm and the company support many charities, including the Beatson Cancer Centre, where he is an ambassador. He also sits on the board of the Wise Group, a social enterprise working to lift people out of poverty.
Johnny Mone, head of Business Innovation at UWS, in delivering his citation outlined Mr Malcolm’s inspirational career to date as well as his commitment to people and place at a local and national level.
Mr Malcolm said: “I am deeply honoured and humbled to receive an honorary doctorate from UWS. While it is wonderful to be recognised, it always comes back to the fact I have a phenomenal team around me in a business I am very passionate about.
“It is extra special to receive this honour from my local University, which offers employer-focussed degrees. I am delighted to say many of its alumni thrive in our business today.”
Professor James Miller FRSE, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of UWS, said: “Graduation is the pinnacle of the University calendar. It gives us the opportunity to both reflect on the amazing achievements of our students and to celebrate this most important of milestones with their friends and families, as well as the whole UWS community who have supported them throughout their time at university.
“We are delighted to award Andrew with an honorary doctorate and celebrate what he and the company he has led over the years has achieved, during his time as CEO.
“Andrew, and his passion to nurture and support the families and communities connected to Malcolm Group, is incredibly inspirational and his ethos directly aligns with the mission and values of UWS. Congratulations to Andrew for this deserved recognition.”