EY Family Business award winners 2019-20 - UK
Championing ”local” makes the Westmorland brand stand out.
We are delighted to celebrate the recipients of the EY Family Business Award of Excellence 2019-20, an honor that recognizes excellence in family businesses. Congratulations to this year’s winners for UK:
Sarah Dunning – Owner, Westmorland
Jane Lane – Owner, Westmorland
In a sector dominated by private equity owners and uniform environments, the Westmorland motorway service areas stand out. Founded by farmers 50 years ago, the family has created a unique experience for motorway users, offering homemade fresh food, alongside a locally sourced farm shop, all set in award-winning designed buildings that respect the local landscape.
Second generation sisters, Jane and Sarah, continue the family mission to, “Connect People with Place.” They explain, “We champion ‘local’ in our businesses and in doing so we reinvest in our communities.”
It is a model that has proved to be very successful. The company has grown from 450 employees in 2005 to 1,300 this year, and has generated significant growth in that same time. As well as consistently growing the business, the sisters are “working to ensure that the third generation will be as proud of the business as we are.”