One of Scotland's best-known business journalists, Alf Young, has been officially recognised as one of ‘Scotland’s best business thinkers’.
The kudos for Young, who until recently was assistant editor at The Herald and occasionally pops up on BBC Scotland’s Newsnight programme as an economics pundit, has gained the recognition in a glossy booklet just published by the HSBC bank in Scotland: ‘100 Thoughts: Global Perspectives/Local Opportunities’, with a foreword by the bank’s CEO Scotland, John Rendall.
Three of Young’s best business thoughts appear among the 100 chosen, including 'Look at a model that one industry is using and apply it to another', and his photograph appears in the publication twice.
Young is currently special economic counsel to the Scottish Council for Development and Industry.
In his foreword, Rendall says: “Welcome to this special edition of 100 Thoughts – a collection of the best business thinking we’ve found in Scotland.
“The following pages reveal a wealth of entrepreneurial insight from some of the country’s most exciting ventures whether it’s reflecting the global thinking of businesses involved in video security technologies and translation services; or demonstrating the obsessive quest for first-rate customer service among companies working in sectors as diverse as outdoor sports equipment, oil and gas, and professional services.”