Young Scottish Entrepreneurs up for National Awards
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Thu 28 Jun 12 @ 9:41
JCI Scotland is pleased to announce that 6 young Scottish entrepreneurs have been selected as finalists for the JCI Scotland Creative Young Entrepreneur Awards 2012. The finalists come from across Scotland and have a diverse range of businesses making both products and delivering services. They are:
Robert Adamson Carroll, Mov8 Real Estate
Jamie Hutcheon, Cocoa Ooze
Emma Rattigan, Ema School
SaraJane Lynch, Tru Beauty
Nick Cohen, PCR Business
Manjit Singh, Hariom Trade
The winner will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony in Edinburgh at the Glasshouse hotel on the 28 June 2012. Keynote speaker, successful entrepreneur and judge Ed Molyneaux of FreeAgent will present the awards to the winners on the night. The winner will then go on to represent Scotland in the global competition in Taipei.
2011 winners were Emma Little of ExecSpace and James Watt of Brewdog Beer and in 2011 Emma was recognised as one of the top three creative entrepreneurs worldwide. "Winning JCI's Creative Young Entrepreneur Award was a huge honour, and attending the world finals in Belgium was a great experience. JCI were super supportive throughout, and the recognition has been fantastic for raising our profile." Emma Little, Managing Director, ExecSpace. Other previous winners have included Fraser Doherty of SuperJam and Michelle Mone.
JCI launched the Creative Young Entrepreneur Award Competition, internationally in 2006, in partnership with the Flanders District of Creativity, an initiative of the Belgium Government.
"The competition is geared towards business people who use imagination and creativity in their business enterprise," said Suzanne Shinnie, President JCI Edinburgh. "That could be any number of things, including using creativity in product development, service development, or even in the way they approach the market. The key is how they have tackled something in a fresh way, using their talent, imagination and ingenuity to drive their business".
JCI Scotland will also present winners in The JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World Programme (JCI TOYP) which recognises young people who excel in their chosen fields and exemplify the best attributes of the world's young people. By recognising these young people, JCI encourages them and others to seek excellence and serve others. It's just one way that JCI contributes to preparing better leaders, who will create better societies.
"The TOYP Program recognises the achievements of young people in categories ranging from business accomplishments and humanitarian efforts to outstanding leadership, medical and cultural achievements" said Louise Swanson President JCI Scotland.