Stuart Miller, Chief Executive, Young Enterprise Scotland.
Born in Barry South Wales and educated at Barry Grammar School, left home at 16 years old to commence a career in the Merchant Navy as an engineering cadet.
Joined the City of Glasgow Police in 1974 and was relatively quickly promoted through the ranks, sergeant with 4 years service and reached the rank of Superintendent.
After leaving the police force, he became Chief Executive of Greater Easterhouse Development Company for 4.5 years which is one of 8 Local Economic Development Companies within the City of Glasgow responsible for the economic regeneration of the areas. Had day-to-day responsibility for the operation of the company increased turnover from £2m to £3m and increased staff from 40 to monthly paid staff of 65 and 75 weekly paid staff on training programmes.
Finalist in Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of Year Awards 2002.
Joined Young Enterprise Scotland as Chief Executive in June 2003.
Young Enterprise Scotland is one of the leading providers of Enterprise Education in Scotland. A Company with limited liability with charitable status YES has been operating for 29 years.
Operating under a licence agreement with YEUK, YES is part of Junior Achievement International which operates in 103 countries.
Since joining YES Stuart has widened the operational role of YES and has formed a number of strategic working partnerships within private, public and third sectors, all aimed at providing enterprise, education and employability to young people from primary, through secondary school, within the community and also those in residential/secure units and Young Offender Institutes.
Under Stuart’s reign YES has successfully developed and delivered enterprise learning programmes that enable the gaining of employability skills, an understanding of how business operates and have been shown to positively change young peoples’ attitude towards their future opportunities and prospects.
YES is very much a volunteer based organization supporting ALL young people both within main stream education and those classed as ‘hard to reach’ care leavers and young offenders.