It is not too late to enter Herald Scottish Family Business Awards

SCOTT WRIGHT (Herald Reporter)

THERE is still time to enter one of the most prestigious award schemes for the family business sector in Scotland.

The deadline for The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards 2017, held in associationwith Business Gateway, falls at the close of business tomorrow.

It means it is not too late to join a celebration highlighting the rich contribution family firms make to the Scottish economy.

There are 11 contested categories this year, with awards dedicated to
areas such as innovation, exports, environmental sustainability and community engagement.

The awards are supported by BusinessGateway, Burness Paull,
Clydesdale Bank, Campbell Dallas, Craig Corporate, TL Dallas, Strathclyde Business School, The Kinnell Group and City Gate Construction.

Hugh Lightbody, chief officer at Business Gateway National Unit, said:

“Being recognised for hard work and the success you achieve is very important for both your business and your staff. I’d encourage every family business still considering submitting an entry to go for it.”

Bernard Dunn, managing director of TL Dallas said:

“There is still time for family businesses to enter the Awards for 2017 – it doesn’t have to be a hugely time-consuming process, as it’s about highlighting the key points on where the business has come from, where it’s going and what are the things that make your business different.”

Leo Reilly, managing director of City Gate Construction said:

“As the deadline for entries approaches, we are looking for the business that demonstrates exceptional willingness to go the extra mile for others.”

Andy Ritchie, head of rural at Campbell Dallas, said:

“We are looking for businesses who can demonstrate business growth and success through either new opportunities, focusing on key strategic objectives, overcoming challenges or developing through innovation and technology.”

John Anderson, director of Strathclyde Business School said:

“Recent research has shown that the top 100 family businesses in Scotland employ over 103,000 – clearly demonstrating the importance of this part of the economy.”

To enter visit www.newsquestscotlandevents.com/events/familybusiness/ or call Heather Steven on 0141 302 6018 for more information.