Glit­ter­ing night of fam­ily for­tunes

The Herald Business - - Awards -

THE Her­ald Fam­ily Busi­ness Awards, held last month in Glas­gow, cel­e­brated the success of Scot­tish com­pa­nies that are con­tin­u­ing to de­liver ro­bust per­for­mances in very tough eco­nomic cir­cum­stances. The event was run in as­so­ci­a­tion with Busi­ness Gate­way and was sup­ported by the Scot­tish Fam­ily Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion, Royal Bank of Scot­land and the Grand Cen­tral Ho­tel.

The win­ners were headed up by Arran ho­tel op­er­a­tor Auchran­nie, which was a dou­ble win­ner, tri­umph­ing in the ru­ral fam­ily busi­ness and cus­tomer ser­vice ex­cel­lence cat­e­gories, while Kelso cloth­ing firm A Hume (Out­fit­ters) won both fastest grow­ing and small/medium fam­ily busi­ness of the year. TOP: The Busi­ness In­no­va­tion award was pre­sented to Tee­Jay Pub­lish­ers by Her­ald Deputy Ed­i­tor Mag­nus Llewellin. ABOVE RIGHT: Auchran­nie Leisure’s Jil­lian Plen­der­leith and Linda John­ston with their two awards – Cus­tomer Ser­vice Ex­cel­lence sup­ported by the Grand Cen­tral Ho­tel and Ru­ral Fam­ily Busi­ness of the Year. ABOVE: Fam­ily Busi­ness of the Year (large) was won by Apex Ho­tels, seen here with Tom Craig, Chair­man of Craig Cor­po­rate who spon­sored the award. ABOVE LEFT: A Hume (Out­fit­ters) won Fastest Grow­ing Fam­ily Busi­ness sup­ported by Busi­ness Gate­way, pre­sented by Hugh Light­body. The firm also won the Fam­ily Busi­ness of the Year (small/medium). LEFT: In­ter­na­tional Growth award pre­sented to Booth Welsh by Mag­nus Llewellin with Catriona Shearer. BE­LOW LEFT: Com­mit­ment to the Com­mu­nity award pre­sented to Pater­sons Quar­ries by Boyd Tun­nock CBE. BE­LOW: Chair­man’s Award for Con­tri­bu­tion to the Fam­ily Busi­ness Sec­tor pre­sented to Don­ald Munro, part­ner at Harper Macleod, by The Her­ald’s busi­ness ed­i­tor Ian McCon­nell, with Catriona Shearer.

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