Grant Keenan

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Non-Executive Director

Board Member since: 29/5/12

Key Professional Roles: 

Positions and Organisation names:

Grant is Managing Director of Keenan Recycling, one of Scotland’s leading organic recycling companies and chairs the Organic Recycling group Scotland, now part of REA(The Renewable Energy Association).  He is a Board member of Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce. He is on the Centre Council for the Chartered institute of Waste Management and is also a STEM (Science technology Engineering and Maths) Ambassador. 

Business experience:

An entrepreneur that has been self employed since the age of 19, sold his first business by the age of 27.  He has built up a successful company with a well known brand synonymous with quality and great service.  Over the years Grant has demonstrated innovation and an appetite for disrupting market habits.

Your work with Elevator:

I am delighted to be working with Elevator.  It’s a fantastic organising that is truly unique and is world class.  I am very passionate about helping fledgling businesses get off the ground and the accelerator is the perfect environment to facilitate success.

Personal career highlights to date: 

2015 Scottish finalist in Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year ( Winner still to be announced)

2014 VIBES Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland, Transport award

2013 Junior Chamber International – Entrepreneur of the year 

2012 Northern star – Overall best small business 

2012 Northern Star – Green business of the year

2012 Winner of VIBES (Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland)

2012 Scottish finalist in Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year

2011 Scottish finalist in Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year

2011 Winner of the Wood Group award for innovation at the Grampian awards

2010 Highly commended Entrepreneur of the year at the Grampian awards.

2010 Winner of the Scottish Waste and resource award for innovation

2009 Winner of the Scottish Waste and resource award for innovation

Handy online links:

www.keenanrecycling.co.uk