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Double success for Scotlight at major national business awards

By Andrew Fraser on 12.11.2016 in Scotlight Direct , , , , , , , , , , ,

Scotlight Group is celebrating after winning an awards double at the Herald Scottish Family Business Awards 2016 in Glasgow on December 7th.

Scotlight was named Rural Family Business of the Year in the small and medium category, sharing the prize with quarrying company Hutton Stone Co. We also scooped the award for Customer Service Excellence, which recognises a company which has excelled in the provision of customer service as an integral part of their business.

Herald Family Business Awards Scotlight
Accepting the award for Rural Family Business of the Year, along with Hutton Stone. Image from Newsquest


The awards were presented to Managing Director Andrew Fraser and Commercial Director Finn Barber at a glitzy ceremony in Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel. Representatives from across the company also attended the awards on behalf of all the staff.

Scotlight delighted by Family Business Awards success

Speaking after he received the awards from celebrity host Sanjeev Kohli, Andrew said: “It was fantastic to be recognised alongside other such impressive businesses at the Herald Scottish Family Business Awards.

“It is a testament to all the hard work our staff and the family has put into growing the business over the past 12 months, and indeed the last 20 years.

“It reinforces our commitment to excellent customer service and motivates us to keep improving.”

The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards are amongst the most prestigious awards for family businesses in Scotland. Now into their fifth year, the awards ‘celebrate the success of the diverse, dynamic and innovative family business sector, and the contribution which these firms make to the communities in which they operate and to the wider economy.’

Herald Family Business Awards

Some of Scotland’s most recognised brands were nominated on the night, including Graham’s The Family Dairy, House of Bruar, Bells Food Group and Di Maggio’s Restaurant Group. The Awards are supported by Business Gateway, Clydesdale Bank and the University of Strathclyde’s business school, amongst others.

Scotlight was previously nominated in 2014 but this year is the first time that the company has been victorious.

Previous winners at the Awards include Scottish Borders egg giant Glenrath Farms, whose work with Scotlight in 2015 led to Scotlight being recognised in the Select Industry Awards that year.

To read more about the Herald Family Business Awards, use social media and search for the hashtag #FamBiz16.

To find out more about Scotlight Direct and the Scotlight Group, visit our website.