Driving force behind Little’s, nominated for top Scottish business award

We are delighted to announce that our Managing Director, has been recognised as one of the most prominent female business leaders in the country.

Heather Matthews, who heads up our family-run firm Little’s, which co-ordinates chauffeur services throughout the world, has been shortlisted for Female Business Leader of the Year at the Scottish Business Awards 2015.

The nomination follows an unprecedented year of business for us, which involved an extensive re-brand of the company as we maximised upon the opportunity of a phenomenal rise in visitor numbers to Scotland due to major events including The Commonwealth Games and The Ryder Cup.

We won key contracts throughout what tourism chiefs hailed the ‘Year of Homecoming’ as well as building upon our already well established client base, yielding impressive results.

At the core of our company’s success was Heather’s forward thinking approach to modernising the company in anticipation of what she knew would be a landmark year for business in Scotland.

Heather Matthews, Managing Director of Little’s commented: “It fills me with great pride to be nominated for Female Business Leader of the Year.

“Over the last couple of years Little’s has made some big changes to ensure that we maintain our position at the top of the industry as we listen and respond to our clients’ evolving needs.

“These have been bold and quite pioneering changes for our industry, however what has been of utmost importance to me is that we keep our core family values at the heart of the company, offering our clients an exceptional level of personal service.

“To be recognised by the Scottish Business Awards in a category of such high calibre and influential fellow businesswomen is a real honour and I look forward to attending the ceremony in November”.

As well as a new brand identity, a relaunch of our website and a new online portal for clients, we have also introduced a new range of hybrid vehicles to our luxury fleet in Spring 2015, in a drive to become a more environmentally friendly enterprise.

Josh Littlejohn, Founder of the Scottish Business Awards commented: “The Scottish Business Awards is now a major fixture of the Scottish business calendar and this year the Scottish business community will have a lot to celebrate at our ceremony with George Clooney. Heather’s nomination in this prestigious category reflects her growing influence and achievement as a female business leader.”

With the Awards at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre a true celebration of Scotland amongst our established businesses and Hollywood legend George Clooney, we have introduced special event chauffeur drive rates for the evening. For more information on these rates, please email  reservations@littles.co.uk and for more information about Little’s, visit http://littles.co.uk/about/ and follow our social media channels for live updates on November 12.

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