Jim McColl is one of Scotland’s most accomplished business figures having built a string of successful companies. It was his work with Clyde Blowers, a company which cleaned power station boilers across the world, which formed the backbone of his success. Now McColl’s team in East Kilbride operates businesses in waste management and bulk handling. All are highly profitable and well-run. Today Jim remains one of Scotland’s most generous benefactors supporting a number of causes, including the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride. He has also proven that time is just as valuable in terms of giving with his chairmanship of the highly successful Glasgow Welfare to Work initiative. This portrait was commissioned as part of a series celebrating Scotland’s entrepreneurial talent.