Last night, December 2, saw over 200 guests and shortlisted businesses gather at The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow for The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards 2015– the largest attendance in the four years since inception. Attendees sipped champagne and mingled in the Grand Room Foyer before heading on to the Grand Ballroom to begin the ceremony at 7.30pm. Beautifully decorated and with gothic hues courtesy of large candelabra, sparkling lights and dark colours worked to add to the atmosphere in the room and as host Carol Smillie came on stage, the excitement escalated.
Words from Herald Editor Magnus Llewellin welcomed guests and keynote speaker John Watson OBE of John Watson Printers reminisced about his 50 years in the Scottish family business environment. After a wonderful dinner the Ceremony began with a total of 10 Awards and over 30 shortlisted family businesses, with the final winners below.
The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards Winners 2015
Fastest Growing Family Business Award– supported by Business Gateway
Business Innovation Award – supported by Campbell Dallas
Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors
International Growth Award – supported by Burness Paull
Customer Service Excellence – supported by TL Dallas
Commitment to the Community – supported by Grand Central Hotel
Three Sisters Bake
Rural Family Business (Small/Medium) – supported by Supplier Development Programme
Rural Family Business (Large) – presented by The Herald
Scottish Family Business of the Year (Small/Medium) – supported by Clydesdale Bank
Scottish Family Business of the Year (Large) – supported by Craig Corporate
GAP Hire Solutions
Outstanding Contribution – supported by Strathclyde Business School
Mactaggart & Mickel Group
Little’s were thrilled to take the title of Scottish Family Business of the Year (Small/Medium), made even more special by the fact that we were just three days into our 50th year of operation! We are also exceptionally proud to remain a truly Scottish family business whilst continuing to grow our worldwide presence and it is wonderful to be recognised for this. We are delighted with the way our 50th anniversary year has begun and hope to welcome further successes in 2016.
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