From Primum Familiae Vini an award to family companies
Among the finalists also the Italian Giusto Manetti Battiloro
In February, the twelve Pfv families will meet to select the winner. The final decision will be announced in March 2021.
Primum Familiae Vini, an organization made up of twelve historic European wine producing families, has nominated five companies from different countries in a shortlist of candidates for the “Family is sustainability”, award worth € 100,000. Representing Italy in the short list is Giusto Manetti Battiloro, now in its fifteenth generation and producer of gold leaf in Florence since 1582. The other finalists are Makhila Ainciart Bergara (France), Chin Jukan Kiln (Japan), The Goring Hotel (UK) and Maison Bernard (Belgium).
Matthieu Perrin, President of Pfv, said: "At Pfv, we firmly believe that family businesses are the foundation of regional and national economies and that the best must demonstrate a deep commitment to sustainable development. Large family businesses, such as these five on our shortlist of candidates, embody social and environmental responsibility as well as product quality. These enduring values are particularly relevant in these turbulent times and during this devastating pandemic".
Paul Symington, Chairman of Pfv's Steering Committee, added: "We created this award to support other family businesses and express our confidence in the resilience of family businesses in times of prosperity as well as times of distress". In February, the twelve Pfv families will meet to select the winner. The final decision will be announced in March 2021.
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