Spring­bank Dis­tillery short­listed in Busi­ness In­sider Scot­land awards

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

A SPIR­ITED en­try by a Camp­bel­town dis­tillery firm saw it short­listed for an em­ployer of the year award.

J&A Mitchell & Co Ltd which owns Spring­bank, Mitchell’s Glengyle dis­tillery and the in­de­pen­dent bot­tler Wil­liam Caden­head Ltd was nom­i­nated in the em­ployer of the year small and medium sized en­ter­prise cat­e­gory of the Busi­ness In­sider Scot­land awards.

The com­pany em­ploys more than 80 peo­ple, up from 59 in 2015, most of whom are from Camp­bel­town and the sur­round­ing ar­eas.

J&A Mitchell & Co Ltd was com­mend- ed for the op­por­tu­ni­ties it gives em­ploy­ees to learn new skills and un­der­take man­age­ment pro­grammes, among host of other ini­tia­tives recog­nised by the judges.

Staff from through­out the com­pany were in at­ten­dance at the awards cer­e­mony, hosted by co­me­dian Des Clarke in the Grand Cen­tral ho­tel in Glasgow.

De­lighted

A com­pany spokesper­son said: ‘While we missed out on the award it­self, which went to the tech­nol­ogy firm Da­coll Ltd, the com­pany was de­lighted to have been short­listed for the award in such a hotly-con­tested cat­e­gory.

‘Small-medium sized en­ter­prises make up 99 per cent of busi­nesses in Scot­land, em­pha­sis­ing the achieve­ment in reach­ing the fi­nal four in the cat­e­gory.’

HR di­rec­tor Linda McAu­lay, said: ‘It is nice that our com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion to our staff has been recog­nised in this way and the nom­i­na­tion will help to spur us on to con­tinue to do the best we can for all of our em­ploy­ees.’

Spring­bank sales and mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor Ranald Wat­son, Linda McAu­lay and Mark Watt, di­rec­tor of sales for W.M. Caden­head’s.

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