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John Scott

John Scott CEO Scott Group Ltd and Marlaw Group

John Scott (38) became managing director of Scott Timber in 1990 at the age of 18 and soon transformed his family's sawmill business into one of the world's top pallet manufacturers.

The group's core business activities include pallet manufacture, management and recovery; packaging; agricultural boxes, engineering consumables and personal protection equipment (PPE).

Scott Group Ltd and Marlaw Group employee more than 1,000 staff and have a combined turnover in excess of £117m with an operating profit over £5m for the period ended 31 December 2008.

John's business success was recognised when he was named Scottish Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2002.  He has since gone on to win the Regional Award for Fife and the Microsoft Young Director Award at the Institute of Directors (IOD) Director of the Year Awards 2005.

In 2007, Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, presented John with the SBAAT Young Achievers award.

Registered in Scotland. Company registration number SC160976.
Registered office: Barncluith Business Centre, Townhead Street, Hamilton, ML3 7DP. Developed by Mercurytide