Scotland judging panel 

Tom Bruce-Jones

Chairman, James Jones & Sons Ltd

Tom Bruce

Tom Bruce-Jones joined James Jones & Sons Ltd in 2002, a fifth-generation family business which is the UK’s largest privately owned forestry and sawmill group. Employing 1,225 personnel, they operate from 25 strategically located sites in the UK. Tom was Joint Managing Director of the group between 2007 and 2019, before becoming Chairman in 2019. Tom is also Chairman of Scottish Woodlands Ltd, and a Director of the recently acquired GT Timber Ltd.  
Tom graduated from Newcastle University in 1990 with a degree in History and completed an MBA degree in 1998 at Imperial College, London.  
Prior to joining the family business, Tom was employed by UPM-Kymmene, a Finnish pulp and paper group, and by Enron Corporation. 
In his role as a judge in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2021 UK awards, Tom is looking for entrepreneurs with the ability to formulate clearly defined strategies, create employment, and can also adapt to challenges and changing dynamics.