Jones' accolades to date include winning the Young Shining Star award at the 2013 Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards and triumphing in the North of Scotland finals of the PSYBT
Young Entrepreneur Awards 2013.
provides seedcorn finance and professional support to 18 to 25-year-olds who want to start their own businesses.
One year on, business is booming and she's been named as the Glasgow finalist for the PSYBT
and Royal Bank of Scotland Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Margaret Gibson of PSYBT
said: "We are focused on helping a wide cross-section of young people in Scotland to start up and continue in business, whoever they are and wherever they come from.
A final panel comprising Sir Willie Haughey, chief executive of City Refrigeration; Sir Tom Hunter; Julie Grieve of PSYBT
; Alex Paterson, chief executive of Highlands and Islands Enterprise; and Gordon Merrylees, business banking director of the Royal Bank of Scotland in Scotland, selected 17 finalists for funding.
Lyons and Boyle set up their building firm using two loans from the PSYBT
- one for pounds 25,000 and another worth pounds 5000.
I contacted PSYBT
who gave me a grant of pounds 1000 and a pounds 5000 loan.
and Shell Livewire awards are specifically aimed at start-up and early stage companies.
Launched in 1989, the Prince's Scottish Youth Business Trust (PSYBT
) has helped 9000 young people start up in business.
They were brilliant and with the help of Gayle, our PSYBT
manager, we were able to produce a viable business plan.
Chief executive of PSYBT
, Mark Strudwick, said: "The results show the mountain we have to climb in Scotland to create a culture of ambition, success and entrepreneurship."
They have great stories to tell and are great examples of where the PSYBT
can make a huge difference in people's lives.