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Scotland #FBOTY2021 Shortlist Announced

The Family Business of the Year Awards were created in 2012 to celebrate the UK family business sector, to recognise the diversity of family firms across the country and to celebrate the contribution that they make.

We are delighted to announce the shortlisted family firms for Scotland below, one of whom is going to take the regional title and may be the next overall Supreme Champion Family Business of the Year for 2021, taking over the title from winners in 2020, Smith of Derby.

Shortlisted in the region:

  • Alamo Guest House
  • Angels’ Share Glass
  • Arbikie Distillery
  • Ardrossan Dental Care
  • Baynes The Family Bakers
  • Border Embroideries
  • Cordiners
  • Discovery Cleaning Services
  • Essence of Harris
  • George Campbell & Sons Fishmongers
  • Gordon & Macphail
  • Kinloch Lodge
  • Macsween of Edinburgh
  • Northern Supercar Hire Ltd
  • RJ Mcleod
  • The Victor Pizza Company
  • The Wee Book Company
  • Turner Group
  • WH Malcolm
  • William Lockie

As Paul Andrews, founder of Family Business United, the awards’ organisers adds, “Each year we are amazed at the entries received and there are always some real gems that are fabulous ambassadors for the family business sector.  The entries come from all over the UK and this year in particular, given all of the uncertainty and business challenges caused by the global pandemic, brexit and the general trading climate, we are delighted by the number of entries, and the diverse sectors that they represent too.”

“I have said it before but family firms really are the backbone of the UK economy and across the UK they will be vital as the economy recovers from the events of 2020.  We look forward to finding out more about the family firms shortlisted for these awards and crowning some great winners in due course.”

The awards culminate in a ceremony taking place in June with awards for various categories, sectors and regions.

The next stage in the process is for each family firm to complete a submission for the judging panel to review and determine the winners.  In addition, the shortlisted businesses are also in the running for the ‘People’s Choice Award’ which is determined solely by public vote.

You can vote for your Scottish regional favourite in the People’s Choice Awards here

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