The Herald Scottish
Family Business Awards

The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards 2021 in association with Business Gateway are back for the ninth year of the awards as we continue to celebrate the success of the diverse, dynamic and innovative family business sector, and the contribution which these firms make to the communities in which they operate and to the wider economy.

ENTRY DEADLINE

Monday 18th October

EVENT DATE

Wednesday 8th December

Countdown to entry deadline:

2021/10/18 18:00:00

Sponsors

We would like to thank our 2021 sponsors for their support.

Title Partner

Category Sponsors

Sponsorship

Raise your profile across Scotland by sponsoring our awards.

If you would like more information on the opportunities available, please contact Kirsty Loughlin, Head of Events on 0141 302 6016 or Kirsty.loughlin@newsquest.co.uk.

Categories

Almost two thirds of businesses in Scotland are family enterprises and are an important source of employment as well as being massive contributors to the wealth of the country. These awards aim to celebrate those Scottish family businesses and individuals who are working tirelessly to ensure their business succeeds in the Scottish economy.

SCOTTISH FAMILY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (SMALL/MEDIUM)

This category is for a family business headquartered in Scotland with 100 employees or fewer, operating in any sector of the economy, which has enjoyed outstanding success.

COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY

A business which makes a sustainable contribution to the community in which they operate. Examples of this could include supporting local initiatives, charity work, demonstrating commitment to their industry sector or taking extra care of employees and their families.

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE

This category will recognise a company which has excelled in the provision of customer service as an integral part of their business. Judges will be looking for evidence of how this has been achieved and contributed to the success and development of the organisation.

SCOTTISH FAMILY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (LARGE) – supported by Azets UK

This category is for family business headquartered in Scotland with more than 100 employees, operating in any sector of the economy, which has enjoyed outstanding success.

FASTEST GROWING FAMILY BUSINESS AWARD – supported by Business Gateway

A business which has achieved sustained expansion over recent years, against the toughest economic backdrop for decades. Growth could be in terms of turnover and profit, an increase in employee numbers, and/or through expansion into new market-places at home or abroad.

RURAL FAMILY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – supported by Family Business Solutions Ltd

Businesses in rural areas play a vital role in providing employment and wealth in the communities in which they operate. This category recognises family businesses in rural Scotland (outwith Glasgow City, City of Edinburgh, Aberdeen City and Dundee City) from any sector.

GREEN FAMILY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This category looks to recognise family businesses who have demonstrated an innovative approach and made it their goal to reduce their environmental impact on the world.

INTERNATIONAL GROWTH AWARD

This category will recognise a business which has enjoyed major success in overseas market-places in recent times. Such success could have been achieved with the launch or significant expansion of international operations, through new or existing products and services.

BUSINESS INNOVATION AWARD

This category will reward a company which have embraced innovation, whether through the development of products and services, or by making changes to service delivery, production processes, or working practices, or by altering the direction of the business radically to adapt to a changing environment.

NEXT GENERATION AWARD

This award will be presented to an individual who plays a pivotal role in shaping and securing the future of their family business for the next generation. The award will highlight an individual who has demonstrated commitment to and understanding of their family business and the successful future of that enterprise. Individuals can enter this themselves or be nominated by a colleague.

RECOGNITION AWARD

This award will be presented to an individual who has shown loyalty and dedication to the family business in which they work in. We understand that most businesses wouldn’t be where they are without the strong workforce behind them. We want to hear about an employee that has gone above and beyond the call of duty over the last year. Let’s celebrate their hard work, achievements and outstanding contribution to their role and business. The award will highlight an individual who has become “one of the family”.

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION – supported by Strathclyde Business School

This award recognises an individual or team which has made an outstanding contribution to a Scottish-headquartered family business over the years, from any level of seniority within the business.

How to Enter

Once you have decided on a category or categories from the above list, you will need to fill in our entry form.

You can submit the form online by clicking the ‘Enter Now’ button below or alternatively, if you would like to be able to save your form and come back to it, please click ‘Download Entry Form’ below and submit it by email when ready.

If you have any questions regarding the entry process or require the entry form in a different format, please see the FAQ section below or get in touch via the details at the bottom of this page.

Event

The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards in association with Business Gateway will take place on Wednesday, December 8.

Further details on how to attend will be released shortly.

2019 Finalists & Winners

Fastest Growing Family Business – sponsored by Business Gateway

  • Brewster Brothers
  • McLaren Packaging
  • Ooni – Winner
  • Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms

Business Innovation Award – sponsored by Campbell Dallas

  • Brewster Brothers – Winner
  • Cotterell & Co – Commendation
  • Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms

International Growth Award – sponsored by Burness Paull

  • Johnstons of Elgin
  • Logos Logistics
  • Ooni – Winner

Customer Service Excellence – sponsored by TL Dallas

  • A.C. Whyte & Co – Winner
  • Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors
  • Cruise Loch Ness
  • HCVF
  • Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms

Commitment to the Community

  • Allied Vehicles Group Ltd – Commendation
  • Johnstons of Elgin – Winner
  • Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms

Green Family Business of the Year – sponsored by Stand

  • Brewster Brothers
  • Johnstons of Elgin
  • Newton Property Management – Winner

Rural Family Business of the Year Small/Medium – sponsored by Supplier Development Programme

  • Castlegate Nursery & Out Of School Club Limited
  • Coll Hotel – Winner
  • Graham Pest Control – Commendation
  • Taymouth Marina

Rural Family Business of the Year Large – sponsored by Supplier Development Programme

  • Browns Food Group – Winner
  • James Donaldson and Sons
  • Johnstons of Elgin

Recognition Award

  • Karen Fraser – A.C. Whyte & Co – Winner
  • Malcolm Livingstone – Brewster Brothers – Winner

Next Generation Award

  • Andron Facilities Management – Commendation
  • incovo
  • The Paint Shed
  • Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms – Winner

Scottish Family Business of the Year (Small/Medium) – sponsored by Clydesdale Bank

  • Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors
  • Ingram Brothers Limited
  • Logos Logistics
  • Ooni
  • Victor Pizza Company – Winner
  • Wholesale Domestic Bathroom

Scottish Family Business of the Year (Large) – sponsored by Craig Corporate

  • Allied Vehicles Group Ltd – Winner
  • Andron Facilities Management
  • Brown Brothers Manufacturing Ltd
  • James Donaldson and Sons
  • Johnstons of Elgin
  • McGhee’s Family Bakers (McGhee Group Limited)

Outstanding Contribution – sponsored by Strathclyde Business School

  • James Donaldson and Sons

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If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Kirsty Loughlin, Head of Events, on 0141 302 6016 or kirsty.loughlin@newsquest.co.uk.
Kirsty Loughlin

Kirsty Loughlin

Head of Events

kirsty.loughlin@newsquest.co.uk

0141 302 6016

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