Glasgow-based Allied Vehicles Group has won The Scottish Family Business of the Year Award in The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards, which is now is in its eighth year. At a ceremony last night (December 4) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow, Allied received the top ranking in the Scottish Family Business of the Year (Large) category with judges saying the category was extremely well entered with a very high quality of submissions. The judges applauded all who made the short-list. The company also received a commendation in the Commitment to the Community category, which recognises businesses that support charity work, local initiatives and go the extra mile for staff and their families.
The Herald Family Business awards follow on from Allied’s recent successes at the Glasgow Business Awards in October, where the company won three categories: Most Outstanding Business; Best Performing Large Business; and Most Outstanding Business.
Speaking of the company’s success last night at the Scottish Family Business Awards, Allied’s Chairman and CEO Gerry Facenna says:
“The Herald Family Business Awards are truly Scotland-wide and it’s a huge honour and a major reflection on Allied’s workforce that we have won through in the Family Business of the Year (Large) category and been commended in the Community Award category too. The award places us right up there with so many well-known names from Scotland’s business world.
Everyone at Allied is proud to be part of the family business movement across Scotland. People are often surprised to learn that almost two-thirds of Scotland’s private sector consists of family-owned businesses, which provide employment and opportunities for communities everywhere. Family firms are the bedrock of our economy and they offer even more economic value in uncertain times as they can often take a longer-term view of things.”
The awards aim to 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
Allied manufactures and re-engineers vehicles for disabled people across the UK and beyond, working with leading car makers. The company is the largest British-owned car manufacturer and supplies some 6,000 vehicles each year.