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Morrice aims to inspire through honorary role

Stanley MorriceStanley Morrice, chairman of Peterhead-based firm Strachans, is aiming to inspire a new generation of business leaders after being appointed an Honorary Professor for the University of Dundee.

Fraserburgh-born Mr Morrice, 55, is looking forward to passing on his 30-plus years of experience at the forefront of Scotland’s retail and wholesale sectors to students at the university’s School of Business.

He said: “I’ve been lucky that right through my career, I’ve had mentors or people who have inspired me and driven me on. Now I want to give something back and help University of Dundee’s business students be the best that they can be.

“It is a huge honour for me to be appointed as an Honorary Professor. I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to help the next generation and definitely feel humbled.”

The University of Dundee was recently placed in the UK top five for business, management and marketing in the Guardian university league tables for 2018. Mr Morrice joined Strachans – part of the world’s largest ship supplier, Wrist – as managing director in January 2013, before recently being appointed chairman.

Mr Morrice only fell into the food retail and wholesale world when he was forced to abandon his dreams of becoming a fisherman after a car crash that left medics battling to save his sight.

Professor Kevin Grant, director of the School of Business at the University of Dundee, said: “(Mr Morrice’s) track record in business stands as an inspiration to our students, who will benefit greatly from learning from someone like Stanley.”

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