1993 - Gary McEwan (Associated Freight Training)
Gary McEwan won the 1993 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award with his business, Associated Freight Training.
Entering the business world immediately after leaving school, Gary set up his first venture, Associated Freight Training, which he sold four years later to complete his first major deal. Associated Freight Training saw Gary pick up the Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1993 and the following year the Shell LiveWIRE Most Significant Growth Award.
Following the sale of Associated Freight Training in, Gary began operating as a business adviser on behalf of the government regional development agency, Scottish Enterprise. This role developed into the formation of a “High Growth Team” within Scottish Enterprise, meaning Gary’s skills were used to help others.
Gary McEwan, pictured in 2009.
Through the noughties Gary worked for The Maitland Partnership and DHP Scotland. He and his team of 25 employees worked with over 300 start-up businesses across Scotland. Gary continues to advise and mentor on numerous other economic regeneration projects for the private and public sectors in the UK and overseas.
Today Gary is CEO of Elevator, a social enterprise dedicated to supporting the entrepreneurs, business leaders and employees of today and tomorrow. They provide a range of events and support services throughout Scotland.
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