The Outstanding Contribution Award recognises an individual or team who has made a ‘significant impact’ on a Scottish-headquartered family business.
Alastair Macphie joined the family business Macphie in 1987, following his father and great uncle who founded the business in the 1920s. In 1995, Alastair was appointed the role of managing director before becoming chairman in 2007.
Presenting the award was John Anderson, head of SME growth & board development at Strathclyde Business School. He said: “Headquartered in the family’s rural Aberdeenshire estate, Macphie has played a part in some of the world’s leading food brands since the 1920s - constantly innovating to develop ingredients that help create amazing dishes.
“Outstanding stewardship across the generations has resulted in a profitable business and strong balance sheet that allows for significant investment in production facilities and renewable energy. There is an authenticity to everything this company does and its corporate social responsibility reporting is a must-read.”