Glittering night of family fortunes
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.