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Celebration of Entrepreneurship

Scott Mackintosh

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Born and raised in Scotland, Scott spent his childhood school holidays working on berry and potato farms in his native Scotland, to help make ends meet for the family.

At the age of 21, after graduating from the University of Glasgow, he came to Australia as a backpacker. Within a month of arriving, Scott decided to ditch the plans to backpack around the country, in order to set up a small business, helping people who stutter regain control over their speech. This became the world’s largest self-help group for people who stutter.

After five years, Scott passed this business on to a friend, and returned to Scotland for a short while. In 2008, he returned to Australia with his young family and wife, with the aim of setting up another business.

He became interested in scooters through a family friend and decided to set up Scooter Hut in late 2008, in a small warehouse in Burleigh Heads.

Over the past nine years, Scooter Hut has grown from a small one-person business into the world’s largest freestyle scooter retailer. Scooter Hut operate six retail locations, an online e-commerce division, a social media following of 400,000, employs over 70 staff and reported an annual turnover of $30 million in 2016. The business also has a scooter distribution company and manufacturing arm, which employs seven staff and reported an annual turnover of over $12 million last year.

Scott is married to Gemma and they have three wonderful children; Olivia, Harry and Ruby, all of whom attend Somerset College.