MacRoberts takes top prize at business awards following best year since 2009
MacRoberts took home the top prize last night at the Scottish Business Insider’s SME awards ceremony. The awards are given to companies in Insider’s SME300 listing, with an additional honour for the number one firm from Insider’sSpring 100 rankings. After rising to third last year, MacRoberts took top place in the SME300 on the strength of the highest turnover and profit figures it has recorded since 2009. Presenting the top award, Insider editor Ken Symon praised the collective strength of the field of entrants. “We have seen some fantastic businesses tonight. All the finalists were amazing businesses – totally different sectors, totally different places in the country,” he said. It is actually really impressive to see what people do in the Scottish business community day in and day out. But there has to be one overall winner.” Glasgow-headquartered MacRoberts saw revenues rise from £17.96 million to £19.8m, with profits rising to £6.9m against £6.18m previously. The ranking is based first on turnover, then by profits and finally on a combination of the first two ratings. “The legal market is a very competitive one, not unlike most sectors here in the room tonight,” partner Alan Kelly told the audience. “Our challenges are very similar to your challenges and we need to make sure we react to those challenges”. “To continue to grow and innovate to ensure we meet the changing needs of our clients is fundamental. But being big or the biggest, or being good or even the best is not enough. There are many other aspects that will drive continued success”.