GAP bags top family award at national ceremony

Douglas Anderson (left) attended the ceremony at The May Fair Hotel in London

GAP Hire Solutions won the ‘Property & Construction Family Business of the Year’ category at the Family Business of the Year Awards 2019.

The firm’s joint MD Douglas Anderson attended the ceremony in London. He said, “It is a proud moment and testament to everyone at GAP Group and their efforts. In this time of economic uncertainty, the long-term focus to ensure sustainable growth embodied by the family business sector will be more important than ever.

“This award only motivates me and the team at GAP to push a little harder. I am very much looking forward to the rest of 2019 and to what the future holds for our vibrant sector.”

The event was organised by Family Business United, with award nominations submitted from all over the UK. Finalists represented a range of sectors including construction, manufacturing, transport and logistics, hospitality and retail

Paul Andrews, founder of Family Business United commented, “Innovation, investment, passion and pride are evident in family businesses across the UK – confirming that the family business sector has much to celebrate. With around five million family firms in the UK providing around 12 million jobs and generating a significant contribution to GDP, these national awards certainly help to put the family business sector on the map and give them the recognition they deserve.”