Zonal wins Family Business of the Year 2023 Award

Zonal is celebrating after scooping the award for the Hospitality, Hotel & Leisure Family Business of the Year at the prestigious Family Business of the Year Awards, hosted by Family Business United

Family business across the UK convened in London in the delightful grounds of the Royal College of Physicians to celebrate the contribution that family firms make to the national economy and to crown the winners of the Family Business of the Year Awards 2023.

Family businesses are the engine room of the UK economy and with 6 million family firms employing around 14 million people in all corners of the country, making a massive impact every day.

Zonal was established in 1979 when the late Ralph McLean created the first EPoS system which developed into the current hospitality tech suite used in thousands of businesses throughout the UK and the US.

Today, Zonal remains a family business with Ralph McLean’s son, Stuart now CEO, and four family members on the board. Family values are important to the culture of the company and are at the heart of its relationship with its employees and customers.

Commenting on the award, Stuart McLean said, “Zonal was honoured to win the Hospitality, Hotel & Leisure Family Business of the year at the Family Business United awards. Being a family business is something that we at Zonal are exceptionally proud of and to receive this recognition within the hospitality sector, is fantastic. At Zonal we pride ourselves in being ‘part of the industry’ and this award demonstrates that our commitment to this is paying off. We are more than a tech company, we are, and always will be, proud to be part of the hospitality industry.”

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