James Donaldson & Sons wins at Family Business Awards

James Donaldson & Sons Ltd took home gold last week in the Rural Family Business category at the Herald Scottish Family Business Awards.

Scott Cairns (Group Managing Director) and Andrew Donaldson (Director) accepted the award on behalf of the company at a ceremony in Glasgow. Speaking on the win, Scott said: “James Donaldson & Sons has been operating as a family business in Fife for over 150 years and it’s always a great honour to be recognised for our hard work and values.

“The Donaldson family has done tremendous work to become an integral part of the community, and the business they created has had a major impact on generations of other families living and working in the area. Most importantly, I would like to thank all of the employees whose contributions make this company the success it is.”

Now in their sixth year, the Herald Scottish Family Business Awards celebrate the success of the diverse, dynamic and innovative family business sector, and the contribution these firms make to the wider economy and the communities in which they operate.

James Donaldson & Sons is a wholly owned family business, with control passing directly from father to son for the past five generations. The company began in 1860, when James Donaldson started selling timber from Tayport in Fife, and it’s now a UK-wide company with 23 branches and over 150 years of experience.