Peter Dawson, founder of Kinnell Group, said: “The success of family businesses in Scotland is evident from the quality and variety of submissions. The standard is very high and we congratulate all finalists.”

Fraser Campbell, head of family business advisory services at Campbell Dallas, said: “The bar has been set very high and it has been a pleasure to judge so many innovative businesses at the heart of the Scottish rural economy. The finalists should all be very proud of themselves.” Head of Rural, Andy Ritchie added: “The variety of submissions demonstrates the strength and success of our rural businesses. All of the entrants should be congratulated”.

Gordon McCall, associate director, Craig Corporate, said: “Following on from this year’s research into the Top 100 family businesses, it reinforces just how important family businesses are to the Scottish economy. The judging panel had a very difficult decision this year given the exceptional quality and variety of entrants into each nominated category.”

Bernard Dunn, managing director of T L Dallas, said: “Congratulations to all the finalists for committing the time to entering the Family Business Awards – the overall quality of the submissions was of a superb standard, and the information was a great testament to the businesses and their people.

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