1999 - Stephen Greenhorn (911 Recovery)
Stephen Greenhorn won the 1999 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award with his Glasgow based business, 911 Recovery.
Starting out as a mechanic and then moving into the vehicle recovery business provided Stephen with the vision for a 24-hour breakdown recovery and rescue service that would become a familiar sight on the roads across central Scotland.
Stephen started his business in 1998 with no money and, through a process of buying and selling trucks, expanded the business. In 2007, 911 Rescue Recovery had grown to employ 25 staff members, have premises big enough to house 300 cars, and have 20 recovery trucks responding to around 14,000 call-outs each year and had an annual turnover in excess of £1 million, represnting a fivefold increase from when he won the Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1999.
Customers for 911 Recovery include some of the biggest names in the business, including The AA, The RAC and Strathclyde Police. The company is continually expanding, recently extending operations to the west coast of Scotland.
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