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Entrepreneur wants to encourage younger generations.


West Highland businessman Angus MacDonald will share his thoughts on entrepreneurship at a free event at Inverness College next week.

Mr MacDonald is the chairman and largest shareholder of three pioneering Scottish companies.

The serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist has business interests including education publisher ICSLearn, wind turbine supplier Renewable Parts and fast-growing waste management company SWR.

He first made his name in the 1990s and 2000s by building two successive financial publishing empires, which he sold for more than PS91 million.

Mr MacDonald is the grandson of "Long John" MacDonald, who owned distilleries in Fort William.

The family has been based in Spean Bridge for several generations, although Mr MacDonald spent his early years in Glencoe, where his parents ran the Clachaig Inn.

In 2014, he was made an OBE for services to the Highlands, and three years later he was crowned Spear's entrepreneur of the year.

Speaking ahead of Entrepreneurial Scotland's Evening with Angus MacDonald event on Thursday May 30, he said: "I was born with an entrepreneurial gene. I believe in finding interesting and innovative ways to problem solve, and I want to encourage younger generations to share this ethos, particularly in the Highlands."


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Publication:The Press and Journal (Aberdeen,Scotland)
Date:May 20, 2019
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