Introducing our Founder, Andrew Scott

An award winning entrepreneur, investor, business advisor and key-note speaker.

From a large Irish family Andrew Scott grew up in Belfast during ‘The Troubles’ and was one of the survivors of the infamous Abercorn IRA terrorist bomb.

Leaving the conflict behind, he moved to England at 18 with a burning desire to make a positive impact on the world, and embarked on a journey that would see him build, acquire and exit multiple companies and actively support good causes, inspire young people and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs.

In 2017 Andrew was presented with a prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) ‘Corporate Responsibility’ Award and in 2018 his company became an official Partner of Inspire – the organisation that delivers the Goldman Sachs ’10,000 Entrepreneurs’ program. He has sat on the Chamber of Commerce committee and the Marketing Council of the GGF in London, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management (ISMM).

Business Champion

Andrew Scott on stage at the Business Leader AwardsToday Andrew oversees a group of autonomous, successful companies with global reach and influence. He is a regular writer/columnist and a sought-after key-note speaker on the latest marketing thinking and business strategy, as well as giving inspirational talks and seminars at business events, conferences and schools/colleges

As Founder and Chairman of Business Leader Magazine, the media company he built and sold in 2023, Andrew has a black book of  some of the UK’s most influential leaders in business, education and government, and a network of over 100,000 CEOs, business owners and directors across the UK and further afield.

Andrew founded and chairs the Ascot Community Trust (ACT), an initiative to support local charities, good causes and community activities. ACT has raised tens of thousands of pounds, and Ascot Group employees are encouraged to support and participate in fundraising and community projects.

Outside of Ascot Group Andrew is a board director of the exclusive Clifton Club in Bristol, is a member of Bristol Private Equity Club, and holds a number of non-exec and advisory positions.


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