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Grant Keenan

Keenan Recycling
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Keenan Recycling is an organic recycling company the employs 50 people situated in Aberdeenshire. It transforms food and garden waste into BSI compost which is then sold to farmers and landscapers. The facility handles 70,000 tonnes per year, with the w

60-Second Interview

Who was your biggest hero when you were younger?
My dad
What initially attracted you to enterprise?
I spotted a gap in the market to recycle garden waste
Can you tell us about the first £10 you ever made?
Doing odd jobs for the neighbours
What has been the biggest challenge so far with your business?
Raising the finance to build the plant
What is it that keeps you going through tough times?
Perspective and a sense of humour
What is it that gets you out of your bed in the morning?
I enjoy what I do and I like learning new things every day
How do you define success?
Happiness
Where do you see your business in 5 years time?
10-15 million turnover with two more facilities
If you could give your "teenage self" one piece of advice, what would it be?
Cut out the nonsense and start the hard work sooner
If you could have any 1 person on your business contact list who would that person be and why?
Bob Keiller, he is a fantastic guy that does business on another level