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Mark Rutte, Prime Minister, hands out Family Business Award to Westland

17 April 2014

Last week, Westland Kaasspecialiteiten was chosen as the best ‘Family Business of 2014’. The Family Business Award, which was established by John Fentener van Vlissingen, is given to an outstanding Dutch family business. The aim of the award is to promote enterprise in family businesses based in the Netherlands because these businesses are regarded as the backbone of our economy.

Westland caught the eye of the judges because of its exceptional combination of family, owners, management and supervision. We are enormously proud of the favourable words from the jury quoted below.

The jury’s warm praise for Westland: “The business is able to build international brands and focuses on growth, with innovation taking a central role and for which a broadly embedded innovation process has been established. This authentic business, which was founded 78 years ago, achieves growth in a changing world with changing consumer demands, whilst managing to retain its traditional values. Its successful and socially-responsible strategy, marketing formula and product development give us total confidence in the future of this outstanding family business”.

Mark Rutte, Prime Minister, hands out Family Business Award to Westland