LIZ Cameron, the chief executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, is to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of the West of Scotland.

Ms Cameron, who has led Scottish Chambers for nearly 14 years, will receive the degree in recognition of her career at the forefront of Scottish business. It will be presented to her at a graduation ceremony at Paisley Abbey today.

Ms Cameron is credited with transforming Scotland’s approach to skills development and economic growth and expanding the country’s profile as a place to do business internationally, having established global Scottish Trade Offices and helped to build stronger economic relationships around the world. She was awarded an OBE in 2014 for her outstanding contributions to business, sits on the ‘Brain Trust’ of Tedx Glasgow and is the chair of WEVOLUTION, a global charity which promotes entrepreneurship.

Ms Cameron said: “It is a great honour to be recognised by the University of the West of Scotland, particularly as the institution’s international outlook and commitment to innovation and research are firmly aligned with my values in business. I am delighted to accept this award and I thank all those who I have learned from and collaborated with over the years. I look forward to galvanising civic Scotland to embrace UWS’s spirit of ‘Dream, Believe and Achieve’.”