Prof. Gary McEwan

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After leaving school aged 16, Gary has gone on to start a number of businesses and is by any definition, a ‘serial entrepreneur’. 

Gary has invested in, operated and developed businesses as diverse as transport training, financial services software, electronic manufacturing and business consultancy in addition to managing an investment syndicate.

Gary visited Buckingham Palace in July 2005 when HM The Queen conferred ‘The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion’. A professional business adviser and experienced non executive director, Gary was described by Professor John Parker from ‘The Academy of Leadership and Management’ as ‘one of the best business advisers…in the world’. 

Since November 2008, Gary has been operating as Chief Executive of Elevator. Gary is very clear about his passion for business. He is deeply involved in the promotion of entrepreneurship to young people as a credible and viable career option. He regularly speaks to students of all ages, as well as young offenders and those with addiction problems. He believes in young people and supports their development as a key part of his professional life. Gary is a regular contributor to the media and is an energising and motivational public speaker.

In his spare time, Gary is a keen golfer and diver and enjoys holidaying abroad, a particular fan of visiting his properties in Tenerife and is also a terrific cook.