Co-founder James Watt wins Scotland’s most creative young entrepreneur

Winners: Junior Chamber International (JCI) Scotland's most creative young entrepreneur award winners.
Winners: Junior Chamber International (JCI) Scotland's most creative young entrepreneur award winners.

James Watt of BrewDoghas been revealed as a joint winner of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Scotland’s most creative young entrepreneur award.

Edinburgh’s Emma Little is founder of ExecSpace a company specialising in helping sourcing conference and meeting room requirements and James Watt, founder of BrewDog brewery in Fraserburgh.

The CYEA award recognises business people who use imagination and creativity in their business enterprise which can include using creativity in product development, service development, or even in the way they approach the market.

Project director Maggie Georgopoulos said: “The judges could not pick one sole winner for the CYEA this year, both Emma and James are outstanding in their own right.

“James Watt also takes the title due to his innovative and creative way in which he has raised funds to continue the growth of the business. 

“The Equity for Punks idea along with the different approach to marketing BrewDog beer, really does make James stand out.”

The JCI Outstanding Young Persons of the World (JCI TOYP) Programme recognises young people who excel in their chosen fields and exemplify the best attributes of the world’s young people.

By recognising these young people, JCI encourages them and others to seek excellence and serve others. It’s just one way that JCI contributes to preparing better leaders, who will create better societies.

Guests at the event enjoyed an evening of networking as well as hearing from key note speaker Petra Wetzel, founder of Glasgow’s West brewery.