This year we have eleven categories aimed at rewarding and celebrating the very best family firms based in Scotland.
View category briefs below:
supported by Clydesdale Bank
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.
Scottish Family Business of the Year (Large)
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.
supported by Campbell Dallas
supported by Foundation Scotland
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.
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.
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.
Advisers with a strong track record of supporting family businesses in Scotland will be rewarded in this category. The winner could come from the accountancy, legal, business advisory, banking, investment, recruitment, or marketing professions. Advisers should demonstrate the major contribution they have made, client testimonials are a prerequisite.
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.
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 with 100 employees or less, from any sector, which have made a real difference.
This category recognises family businesses in rural Scotland with 100 employees or more, from any sector, which have made a real difference.
This award recognises an individual or team which has made a outstanding contribution to a Scottish-headquartered family business over the years, from any level of seniority within the business.