Leading Highland business, the Cairngorm Group, has been recognised as the Best Family Business at the inaugural Highland Business Awards 2013. Launched by Inverness Chamber of Commerce, the awards honour the top Highland companies.
Now run by the third and fourth generation of the founding family, the Cairngorm Group is a worthy winner of the Best Family Business Award. It was set up in 1953 by the late William Gray, who was soon joined by his son-in-law Alasdair Dowling.
Alasdair retired some 15 years ago, but retains a keen interest in the company he helped build into the successful multi-faceted business it is today.
Alasdair’s son David Dowling is the current managing director and he works alongside sons Chris and Scott who are also directors in the business and expect to succeed their father when he retires.