Three Tewkesbury businesses have been honoured in the Cotswold Life Family business Awards.
Abid Naser, Managing Director of SmartSurvey, providers of digital survey solutions, was awarded the Family Business Long Service Award, Cotteswold Dairy won the Food and Farming Excellence category and Freeman Technology was named Family Business Exporter of the Year.
The Cotswold Life Family Business Awards, now in their 4th year, celebrate the contribution which the companies make to the economy.
SmartSurvey was founded by Abid Naser and his three sons Mo, Aki and Gee, due to increasing demand for a UK hosted data collection solution and as a result, the business has rapidly grown to become the UK’s leading online survey software. The company has doubled the size of the business since November 2015, with no outside investment and most of the profits invested straight back into the business.
SmartSurvey is used by over 100,000 customers, including businesses, educational institutes, charities and some of the world’s leading brands. Registered under the Data Protection Act and certified ISO27001, the company is widely recognised and trusted by government and public sector organisations.
Cotteswold Dairy was founded in 1938 by Harry Workman when it was just a 30 gallon milk round. Harry grew the business by adhering to a strict policy of real service to the customer and top quality products.
Today, these values are still at the forefront of the business and Cotteswold Dairy is a thriving independent, 3rd generation family owned dairy in a very competitive market place.
The business is now managed by George Workman, Harry's grandson and employs over 300 staff and continues to employ many of the Workman family as well as several generations of other families.
Freeman Technology specialises in systems for measuring the flow properties of powders and has over 15 years' experience in powder flow and powder characterisation. The company invests significantly in R&D and applications development, and provides detailed know-how to support its range of products.
The company was founded in 1989 and the company’s R&D, manufacturing and commercial headquarters are in Gloucestershire with operations in the USA and China, and distribution partners in key global territories.
In 2007, the company received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation and in 2012 the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. Click here for all the details of the 2016 winners of the Family Business Awards.
The winners will be recognised in the September issue of Cotswold Life Business & Professional magazine, a business publication connecting the business community across the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and North Wiltshire.
The photo shows the SmartSurvey Directors from left to right – Abid Naser, Mo Naser, Aki Naser, Gee Naser