NE entrepreneurs in finals of presitigious Scottish award

FINALISTS: Pictured from left to right are Gregor and Grant Keenan, directors of Keenan Recycling.
FINALISTS: Pictured from left to right are Gregor and Grant Keenan, directors of Keenan Recycling.

Two Aberdeenshire brothers have secured a joint finalist position in one of Scotland’s most high profile business awards.

Grant and Gregor Keenan, who run Keenan Recycling at New Deer, have been shortlisted in the Ernst & Young Scotland Entrepreneur of the Year 2012.

Launched in 2001, the firm transforms food and garden waste into BSI (British Standard) accredited compost at its award-winning £5m facility, which is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the world.

Thirty business leaders from a range of organisations are competing to win the prestigious title

Managing Director of Keenan Recycling, Grant Keenan, who was a finalist in the same award last year, said: “It is quite an achievement to reach the finals of this award for a second year in a row and to be recognised alongside some of Scotland’s most successful and respected entrepreneurs.

“We are both driven to continue to build Keenan Recycling as a leader in the organics recycling industry and encourage Scotland to move towards zero waste to landfill. Being recognised as a potential contender in these awards is a great honour for the team as a whole.”

The overall Scotland winner will be announced at an exclusive event held at The Gleneagles Hotel on 21 June.