Press release

21 Feb 2024 Diegem, BE

Top families in the spotlight: Sioen, VPK Group and Ziegler in the race for 2024 'Family Business Award of Excellence®'

EY organizes anniversary edition of prestigious award

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EY Belgium Brand, Marketing and Communications Director

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  • This year, EY celebrates a milestone with the 10th edition of the prestigious 'Family Business Award of Excellence®', in collaboration with De Tijd & L'Echo, BNP Paribas Fortis, WorxInvest, FBN Belgium and GUBERNA.
  • The family businesses short-listed to take this year’s prize are: Sioen, VPK Group and Ziegler.
  • The prize will be presented on 26 March by Guido Vanherpe, CEO La Lorraine Bakery Group and chairman of the Jury.

Eric Van Hoof, partner at EY, underlines the importance of this recognition: “As a partner responsible for the family business division, I am deeply impressed by the crucial role these companies play in our economy. Family businesses are not only a backbone of employment, but also essential players in sustainable growth and prosperity. With their contribution to the social and economic development of our society, their added value extends beyond financial profit. It is admirable to see how Sioen, VPK Group and Ziegler distinguish themselves by their commitment to family values, their long-term vision, and their ability to create and retain jobs. I congratulate them for being declared finalists and for their growth paths to date.”

The ‘Family Business Award of Excellence®

The ‘Family Business Award of Excellence® - Sustainable entrepreneurship across generations’ honours family businesses that excel in corporate governance in both family and business, in their vision and the upholding of family values, in the value creation and the transmission of entrepreneurial spirit between generations, in communication and in social commitment.

This year's laureate will join this gallery of honour: Decospan (2023), Spaas Kaarsen (2022) Cartamundi (2020), Duvel Moortgat (2019), SIPEF (2018), Vandersanden Group (2017), La Lorraine Bakery Group (2016), Reynaers Aluminium (2015) and Cosucra (2014).

For more info about the 2024 finalists, click here: