THE HERALD

SCOTTISH FAMILY BUSINESS AWARDS

The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards 2022 in association with Business Gateway are back for the 10th 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

Tuesday, October 18

EVENT DATE

Thursday, December 1

Countdown to entry  deadline:

2022/10/18 18:00:00

Sponsors

We would like to thank our 2022 sponsors for their support.

Title Partner

Business Gateway is Scotland’s national business advice service, offering free advice and support to anyone starting a new business, as well as to thousands of existing businesses with the ambition and potential to grow.
The free and comprehensive service offers one-to-one advice and support for every stage of the business journey and to every SME in Scotland. Business Gateway’s network of local offices spans the length and breadth of the country, recognising the many and varied geographical challenges they all face and providing resources and knowledge to respond to that demand.
Business Gateway’s service includes publicly funded local workshops, one-to-one support from business advisers, extensive online resources and expert support on topics including innovation, exporting, finance and new markets. Additionally, Business Gateway works closely with national and regional economic development organisations, including Scottish Enterprise, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and Scottish Development International, to provide growing businesses with specialist support and financial assistance.

Business Gateway is delivered by local authorities throughout Scotland.

https://www.bgateway.com/

Category Sponsors

Azets is an SME focused, accounting, tax, audit, advisory and business services group. With 9 offices, and over 500 staff and Partners across Scotland we are also the UK’s largest regional accountancy and business advisor to SMEs and a top 10 accountancy business in the UK.

Across our network of 160 offices and more than 6,500 staff and partners we support more than 120,000 clients across the UK and Europe. Clients include SMEs, large scale businesses, public sector and private clients across a number of key industry sectors including; healthcare, rural, hotel and leisure, brewing and distilling and manufacturing.

The Azets client experience is based on delivering a highly personalised service, through its local office network of advisors and utilising cloud based technology through our bespoke client portal, “CoZone”, providing our clients with instant access to real time information about their business and a more advisory-rich accounting service.

www.azets.co.uk

Bio coming  soon

As Scotland’s leading business school, Strathclyde Business School is committed to the advancement of family business.  At the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship within the Business School, we use our experience as family business researchers and practitioners to inform economic policy and, with our unique Growth Advantage Programme, provide practical, accessible and useful learning so that Scotland’s family businesses can continue to be the real wealth creators in Scotland – creating employment and prosperity for our communities.

https://www.strath.ac.uk/business/huntercentreforentrepreneurship/g

Sponsorship

Raise your profile across Scotland by sponsoring our awards.

If you would like more information on the opportunities available, please contact Stephen Laughlin, Events Manager on 0141 302 6050 or stephen.laughlin@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

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 – sponsored by Zonal Retail Data Systems

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

Please review and select the category, or categories, you would like to enter, please complete an entry form.

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

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

The entry fee is £50 + VAT per entry and must be paid upon submission. To pay please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-herald-scottish-family-business-awards-2022-tickets-406265128937 . Please note payment must be made before your entry will be accepted. Any entries not paid for will not go to judging stage.

Entry Deadline – Tuesday, October 18.

Event

The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards in association with Business Gateway will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2022.

Tickets to attend the awards include access to the welcome drinks reception, a 3-course evening meal with ½ bottle wine per person, entertainment, awards ceremony and official event programme along with the opportunity to network on the evening.

Tickets to attend the ceremony are priced £1400 +VAT for a table of 10 guests, £1550 +VAT for a table of 12 guests respectively (booking fees apply). Individual tickets to attend the awards are also available for £150 +VAT per person.

Bio comin soon.

Host
Danni Menzies

2021 Finalists & 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

FAQ

Latest News

Roots of Success

The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards have been running for more than a decade. In that time they’ve recognised dozens of businesses of all sizes where the…
Read More

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Stephen Laughlin, Events Manager, on 0141 302 6050 or stephen.laughlin@newsquest.co.uk.

Stephen Laughlin

Events Manager

stephen.laughlin@newsquest.co.uk
0141 302 6050

Instagram

#HSFamBiz

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Enter the equation result to proceed 17 + 7 = ?
Enter the equation result to proceed
You need to agree with the terms to proceed
Menu