Customer services manager gets Olympic honour for voluntary work with Scouts

A manager for UK cloud computing leader iomart Group plc, has been chosen to be an Olympic torchbearer for the London 2012 Relay as it passes through Scotland this summer.

Colin McGregor, who’s 30 and lives in Perth, was nominated because of his voluntary work as a leader with the Scouts Association in Scotland. He will be one of the torchbearers as the London 2012 Relay passes through Newburgh in north Fife on June 12.

Colin said: “I’m incredibly honoured to have been chosen to carry the Olympic flame. It’ll be a fantastic moment to be part of the Olympics in Scotland, I’ll be carrying the torch on behalf of the whole of the Scout movement. I can’t thank my colleagues at iomart enough for nominating me.”

Colin is a customer service manager for iomart Group plc. He has worked for the web hosting company since 2003.

Angus MacSween, CEO of iomart Group plc, said: “Colin is a great ambassador for the iomart Group. He works tirelessly for the Scouts, giving up his own time to encourage young Scouts in Scotland to gain vital life skills, learn about adventure and above all have fun. We are delighted that his hard work and continuing enthusiasm has been recognised by London 2012.”

As National Presenting Partner of the London 2012 Relay, Bank of Scotland gave an iomart Group plc employee the opportunity to be part of the Relay. The 200 staff who work for iomart were invited to either nominate themselves or a work colleague to be an Olympic Torchbearer, demonstrating how they or the colleague had made a valuable contribution to their community or had inspired others to make a positive impact of their own.

A spokesperson for Bank of Scotland added: “We are delighted that Colin McGregor from iomart Group has been confirmed as a Bank of Scotland Olympic Torchbearer. We are proud to be bringing the excitement of the Olympic Torch Relay to the heart of Scotland and we are looking forward to seeing each and every one of our Torchbearers representing the work they do in their local community on the Relay this summer.”

iomart Group itself is promoting sport in this Olympic year. iomart’s main business hosting brand iomart Hosting is running a community campaign called Host Your Kit to give away free football kits to youth teams across Scotland, England and Wales.