Accountancy and Business Advisory firm Johnston Carmichael is helping to develop the nation's next generation of entrepreneurs through a mentoring programme with Young Enterprise Scotland (YES).
The firm will provide a group of volunteers from their offices across Scotland to support and advise the young companies taking part in YES programmes.
The volunteers will help the young people to understand the challenges and opportunities involved in running a business, including accessing capital and developing products for market. The initiative will also help the Johnston Carmichael volunteers to boost their own interpersonal and mentoring skills.
Among the team who will be working with YES participants is Euan McLeod, a business advisory partner based in Johnston Carmichael's Perth office. Euan, who has been a volunteer with Young Enterprise Scotland in Tayside for several years,was crowned national YES adviser of the year in 2016 for his role in supporting Crieff High students.
We're extremely proud to support thegreat work of Young Enterprise Scotland.
Like YES, Johnston Carmichael has astrong focus on supporting and identifying the next generation with initiatives including our JC Futures programme, which recruits school leavers to trainas CAs, and providing accountancy undergraduates with work experience.
It is also very important to us to encourage entrepreneurship. Many of our 14,000-plus clients are owner-managed businesses and some of the young people we help to support today could be at the helm of the companies we are working with tomorrow.
We look forward to building mentoring relationships with young Scots, and encouraging people from across our businessto get involved.
Johnston Carmichael's values are a natural fit with Young Enterprise Scotland and we are delighted to welcome volunteers from the organisation to our YES family.
We'll be looking for those volunteers to inspire young people and help equip them with the skills they need to succeed as future entrepreneurs. In return, they will gain fantastic experience of mentoring and developing the next generation, which will help Johnston Carmichael to grow as a firm.
This initiative with YES is part of a series planned by Johnston Carmichael to support Scotland's Year of Young People 2018. Enterprise and regeneration is one of the six key themes of the year.
Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start
Our Mission is to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.
In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.
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