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22 June 2018

Robertson honoured as Scotland’s leading Family Business

Robertson honoured as Scotland’s leading Family Business

Robertson has received the EY Family Business Award of Excellence at a glittering award ceremony held at Gleneagles Hotel.

The company was honoured by professional services giant EY at their EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Scotland ceremony.

Joined by his wife Hilda and children Elliot and Sonya, Bill was praised for the leadership he has shown throughout several decades at the helm, during turbulent economic cycles, and playing a key role in bringing talented young people into the industry.

Mike Timmins, Partner at EY and leader of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme in Scotland, said: "Robertson has proven to be an enduring and resilient business success story – a feat even more remarkable when we consider just how tough the construction, infrastructure, housebuilding and support services markets can be. It has powered through economic challenges, including a recession, emerging stronger and extending into new markets and areas of growth."

Robertson has grown significantly since being founded in Elgin in 1966. From its roots as a joinery business it now has 22 businesses and more than 2600 employees.

Working across Scotland and in several areas of England, Robertson is currently delivering a wide range of projects across the public and private sectors. It recently completed work on one of its largest ever projects – the flagship £140m distillery and visitor experience for The Macallan, one of the world's leading luxury single malts.

Bill Robertson CBE, Founder and Executive Chairman, Robertson, said: "Robertson has never been stronger as a business so it is a real honour to receive such a prestigious award. While we may have a few more employees than we did in the early days, I've been determined to retain that family business feel and this award reflects the continued success of the leadership team and all of our employees.

"I would like to thank EY for the award, presented at their EY Entrepreneur Of The Year event, which is particularly fitting given an entrepreneurial culture remains strong throughout every single Robertson business."