Today we’re celebrating the news that we’ve won not one but TWO major business awards!
Angels’ Share Glass has been named Scottish Family Business of the Year by The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
We also scooped the organisation’s Scottish Business and Product Innovation Award for our unique whisky water dropper.
The titles come after tough competition from other small businesses who entered the FSB and Worldpay UK Business Awards 2017.
Managing Director Karen Somerville said: “We’re absolutely delighted to win these two awards which are a real tribute to our staff and a great honour for us all.
“Our company has seen phenomenal growth since we launched four years ago, and the news couldn’t come at a better time as we are celebrating our fourth birthday.
“It’s fantastic to get this kind of recognition from such an important organisation in the business world.”
The FSB Awards are aimed at recognising and rewarding the excellence, resilience and innovation of SMEs across the country and are open to all companies with less than 250 employees.
The Best Family Business Award champions the major contribution family firms make to business and we were delighted our family roots and ethos were recognised by the judging panel.
Meanwhile, the Business and Product Innovation Award highlights innovations which have successfully transformed a company and improved performance.
It was in this category that the ground-breaking whisky water dropper, created by Master Glassblower Tom Young MBE, caught the judges’ eye.
The elegant glass pipette, which allows whisky connoisseurs to add water to their dram one drop at a time, is our best-selling product and has won plaudits from buyers all over the world.
Mrs Somerville said: “Demand has been fantastic since we launched the dropper which was created following feedback from drinkers who told us they often ended up spoiling their drams by adding too much water.
“We spotted a gap in the market and came up with the dropper which means whisky lovers can now add water to their drink with precision and style.”
Angels’ Share Glass now faces a nail-biting wait to discover whether we’ve made it through to the next round of the competition.
We’re hoping to be among the top scoring regional winners from each category who then face more judging as they battle to win the national title.
And if we do make it through, we’ll be invited to a glitzy ceremony hosted by the first winner of TV’s ‘The Apprentice’ Tim Campbell MBE in London next month where the national winners will be revealed.
Wish us luck!