The Herald Scottish
Family Business Awards

The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards in association with Business Gateway were back for the ninth year of the awards as we continued 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.

Sponsors

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

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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. ENTRIES TO THIS YEARS’ AWARDS HAVE NOW CLOSED.

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.

Judges

HUGH LIGHTBODY

Chief Officer, Business Gateway 

MAIRI MICKEL

GRAHAM CUNNING

Partner and Head of Corporate Finance in Scotland, Azets UK

JOHN ANDERSON

Head of SME Engagement, Strathclyde Business School 

MARK BRADFORD

Consultant, Family Business Solutions Ltd

Event

The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards in association with Business Gateway took place on Wednesday, December 8 at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow.

HOST

Jennifer Reoch

2021 Shortlist & Winners

Fastest Growing Family Business Award – Supported by Business Gateway

  • Dornoch Caravan & Camping Park
  • The Power Within Training
  • Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms WINNER

Business Innovation Award

  • Douglas Laing & Co. Ltd. WINNER
  • James Donaldson Group
  • The Power Within Training

Customer Service Excellence

  • Brea Stirling (Love Brea Ltd)
  • Dornoch Caravan & Camping Park WINNER
  • Mimi’s Bakehouse
  • Stag Bakeries Ltd
  • The Oak Tree Inn

Green Family Business of The Year

  • Brewster Bros COMMENDATION
  • Hobbit Hideaway
  • Mackie’s of Scotland WINNER
  • The Oak Tree Inn

International Growth Award

  • Allied Vehicles Group WINNER
  • Douglas Laing & Co. Ltd.
  • Stag Bakeries Ltd

Commitment To the Community

  • Itihaas and Radhuni restaurants, Midlothian
  • James Donaldson Group
  • Stag Bakeries Ltd WINNER
  • Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms

Rural Family Business of The Year – Supported by Family Business Solutions Ltd

  • Dornoch Caravan & Camping Park
  • Gleaner Limited
  • Levenseat
  • MacInnes Bros WINNER

Next Generation Award

  • Habibur Khan – Itihaas and Radhuni restaurants, Midlothian
  • James Donaldson Group
  • Brian Toward – Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms WINNER

Scottish Family Business of The Year (Small)

  • Brewster Bros WINNER
  • Direct Waste Management Ltd
  • Dornoch Caravan & Camping Park

Scottish Family Business of The Year (Medium)

  • Douglas Laing & Co. Ltd.
  • Mackie’s of Scotland WINNER
  • Mimi’s Bakehouse
  • Stag Bakeries Ltd
  • The UPAC Group

Scottish Family Business of The Year (Large) – Supported by Azets UK

  • Connelly Security Systems WINNER
  • James Donaldson Group
  • Levenseat
  • Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms

Outstanding Contribution – Supported by Strathclyde Business School

Alastair Macphie – Macphie of Glenbervie

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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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