Company Programme

Business Leaders Take Up Roles At Young Enterprise Scotland

  • YES appoints three new chairs for key regions across Scotland

Young Enterprise Scotland is delighted to welcome three more prominent business leaders to its ranks, set to drive forward the charity's mission to give all local school children access to enterprise learning.

Pete McLean, Andrew Loughlin and Claire MacLeod have been appointed to head up the volunteer teams in Edinburgh & The Lothians, Renfrewshire and the Western Isles respectively.

As Chair of each local area team, they will co-ordinate efforts to introduce more schools and more students to entrepreneurial skills development through the Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) Company Programme. With their teams of business advisers, as well as fundraising and organising events, their new roles include working directly with senior school students who set up their own commercial ventures as part of the Company Programme.

YES New Chairs for Western Isles, Lothian & Renfrewshire respectively: Left to right Claire MacLeod, Pete McLean &  Andrew Loughlin  YES New Chairs for Western Isles, Lothian & Renfrewshire respectively: Left to right Claire MacLeod, Pete McLean & Andrew Loughlin

"In Pete, Andrew and Claire we have three inspirational business leaders who are each committed to supporting young entrepreneurs in their local communities. All have successfully set up their own businesses and bring a wealth of experience that will be invaluable to the students setting out on their own entrepreneurial journeys.

"Last year, more than 300 students across Scotland achieved an SCQF level six accredited qualification for the Company Programme, which is recognised by UCAS for university entry. Many sixth formers take the experience of the Company Programme further by setting uptheir own businesses outside school, while for others, the skills for teamworking, communication and making ideas a reality provide them with a competitive advantage in the jobs market. The goal is to increase these numbers and I'm delighted to have Pete, Andrew and Claire on board."

Geoff Leask, CEO of Young Enterprise Scotland

Find out more about volunteering with our Company Programme here

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In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.


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