Jim McColl

#169914
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
22, 1951
Birthplace
Scotland
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
22, 1951 (age 67)
Birthplace
Scotland

About

Scottish businessman and entrepreneur who is responsible for the development and success of the profitable engineering company Clyde Blowers plc. He won the OBE in 2001 and was the recipient of the Scottish International Business Achievement award in 2006.

Before Fame

He left school at 16 to take up an engineering apprenticeship with Weir Pumps and later received a BSc Degree in Technology and Business Studies at Strathclyde University.

Trivia

While at the helm of the Clyde Bowers company he acquired the entire Fluid & Power Division of Fortune 500 multi-industry company Textron, in a deal worth over $1 billion.

Family Life

He had three children from his first marriage before marrying his second wife, Shona.

Associated With

in 2008 The Daily Record reported that he had overtaken Tom Hunter as Scotland's richest man with an estimated fortune of 800 million pounds.