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Turcan Connell, sponsor of the Scotland Family Business of the Year award 2014, is delighted to announce that the shortlists for the award have been determined.

With over 178,000 family businesses in Scotland who could have entered, the nominations process has thrown up some fantastic family firms. Drawing up the shortlist was not easy but the firms that have made it represent a diverse, cross-section of family firms in the region and the sectors of business is also varied.

The shortlisted firms for the Scotland Family Business of the Year 2014 are:

  • George Campbell & Sons
  • Ochil Foods
  • Mackies at Taypack Ltd
  • Crieff Hydro
  • Laings of Glasgow
  • Henry Winning & Co Ltd
  • Christies of Fochabers
  • William Purves Funeral Directors
  • Mimi's Bakehouse
  • The Scottish Shutter Company
  • Houston Kiltmakers
  • Peacock Salt
  • Gordon & Macphail

Mike Kane, Partner and Head of Family and Private Businesses at Turcan Connell, said, "We are thrilled to be sponsors of such an important award which amplifies efforts to showcase the amazing work family businesses do in Scotland. The shortlist has some fantastic businesses in there and we are all looking forward to finding out who will be crowned the winner."

The results will be determined through a combination of a judging panel and an online vote. The online vote is now open so please go and cast your vote here.

As Paul Andrews, Founder and Managing Director of Family Business United, explains, "We are delighted to be able to pull together such a diverse and vibrant bunch of family businesses, some that have succeeded for numerous generations and continue to thrive even in the current difficult economic climate, and others that are relatively young but have great values at the heart of what they do."

The winners will be announced at an Evening Reception in London on 12th June.



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