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By Euan Maxwell
Dumfries and West
Family firm praised for community work

A DUMFRIES car dealer company has won a regional award.

Grierson & Graham Honda, based on Annan Road, has won Outstanding Family Business of the Year from the Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce.

The firm – which started as a bicycle repair business over 100 years ago – was recognised for its contributions to the community. This included their sponsorship of local curling, rugby and bowling teams in the Dumfries area, as well as sponsoring a tree in Dock Park, in association with Calside Primary School.

One competition judge from Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce stated: “You couldn’t get a better example of a true family business. Grierson & Graham have put the customer first for over a century, that’s why generations of customers keep coming back.

“Never standing still or settling, it’s a true reflection of a family business that always wants to plan for the future; as has been demonstrated with their new-build showroom and plans for staff development.”

David Graham, dealer principal at Grierson & Graham Honda, said: “We are delighted and honoured to have been recognised by the Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce for this prestigious award, which is testament to the continuous hard work of everyone involved in the company.

“We are very proud of our heritage and it is a real accomplishment to be acknowledged for our long-standing family values that are still reflected in how we run our business today.”

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