Andy Ritchie of Campbell Dallas, sponsor of the Rural Family Business (large) award, noted: “We are looking for rural family businesses who can demonstrate business growth and success either by taking advantage of new opportunities, focusing on key strategic objectives, overcoming challenges or developing through innovation”.

Leo Reilly, managing director of City Gate Construction, said the firm is sponsoring the Commitment to the Community category because it is “right up our street.” He added: “We are looking for the business that demonstrates exceptional willingness to go the extra mile for others”.

Brian Colquhoun of Clydesdale Bank said: “Family firms play a vital role in helping to drive Scotland’s economic prosperity, and we’re delighted to be celebrating the success of these businesses as sponsor of the Scottish Family Business of the Year category.”

Tom Craig of Craig Corporate, which is sponsoring the Family Company of the Year (Large Companies) award for a sixth year, said: “It has been heartening to see the numbers of large family companies participating in the awards over the years – it is important that we help to showcase their achievements”.

To complete your application, please visit business, or call Heather Steven on 0141 302 6018 to discuss your entry before the deadline.