PETROLEUM Experts founder Hamid Guedroudj has been named EY Scotland entrepreneur of the year.

Mr Guedroudj started the engineering technology business back in 1990 and the firm posted pre-tax profits of more than £29 million in its most recent financial year.

Its products have been used in 200 oil fields and it has a global client base.

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Jim Bishop, Scotland senior partner at EY, said: "Petroleum Experts has enjoyed staggering growth, becoming a global industry leader along the way, and is in an incredibly strong position."