Richard Branson picks young Scot for campaign

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A YOUNG Scottish businessman has been chosen by Sir Richard Branson to front a campaign to encourage more entrepreneurs.

Sam Zawadzki, 23, founder of Edinburgh-based property company AdvancetoGo, will be the ambassador in Scotland for Branson’s Virgin Media Pioneers initiative.

AdvancetoGo is a property management software company that works with smaller landlords and letting agencies. The venture has received financial backing from Virgin Media and input from Branson himself during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress event.

Virgin Media Pioneers aims to help young entrepreneurs tap into free support services and professional mentoring and advice.