Media Release: Paisley businessperson shortlisted for top award


A BARRHEAD businessperson – whose expertise, mentoring and inspiration has helped young entrepreneurs throughout Paisley fulfil their self-employment ambitions – is one of four finalists shortlisted for 2011 Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust (PSYBT) ‘Volunteer of the Year Award.’

John McDougall, who owns John McDougall Business Consultant and is involved in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures, has been nominated for his commitment towards helping young entrepreneurs sustain their business and offering them crucial advice during the first few years in operation.

The Volunteer of the Year will be announced at the ‘PSYBT Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ awards ceremony in Glasgow’s City Chambers on Tuesday 15h November 2011.

Mr McDougall started volunteering for the Paisley PSYBT team in 2005 as an aftercare advisor and currently two additional volunteer roles within the organisation.

He has been actively involved in getting many successful PSYBT businesses up and running, giving considerable time, experience and energy to help them hone their business skills.

Barrie Stobo, regional chair for PSYBT in Paisley, said: “Mr McDougall has shown a huge commitment to the PSYBT and the work which we do in Paisley, and is an exceptional volunteer role model and dedicated ambassador for our organisation.”

The other three ‘Volunteer of the Year Award’ finalists are Jeff Horner from Glasgow, Lorna Watson from the Scottish Borders and Bill McWilliams from Edinburgh.


Issued on behalf of PSYBT by Jen Nash, Panache Communications

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