Family Fortunes: The Blair Family

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Siblings Colin, Kenny and Alison Blair have built one of Scotland’s most successful family hospitality businesses, Buzzworks Holdings, thanks to venues like Scotts, and Lido.

The company’s annual turnover is now £18M. The business operates out of its main office in Prestwick (soon to be moving to Kilmarnock), with eleven venues and counting, and employing over 500 staff. Buzzworks Holdings is currently ranked within The Sunday Times Best 100 Best Companies to work for in the UK. The siblings are continually re-investing in their businesses, refurbishing their flagship Prestwick venue, Elliots earlier this year following a re-brand to Vic’s and The Vine.

Said Kenny Blair, “Buzzworks has been a family business from the start, and I believe working alongside my siblings is a real positive for the company.

“We each have separate roles, myself as Managing Director, my brother Colin as Chairman and my sister Alison as Operations Director. With this model we can take ownership of our own departments, whilst regularly working collaboratively with the wider senior team. We’re close as a family as well as business partners, which allows us to offer each other unfiltered feedback that doesn’t affect our relationship – a great asset for our business.”


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