Jannettas is celebrating after receiving the “Family Run Business of the Year” award at the Scottish Women’s Awards 2017, whose winners were announced on Wednesday 30 September.

The awards, which are in their inaugural year, aim to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of female entrepreneurs and women in a wide range of professions across Scotland.

On winning the award, Nicola Hazel, owner of Jannettas Gelateria said, “I am incredibly shocked but equally delighted to have won this award […] my only regret is that my great grandfather, Bennett Jannettas, isn’t here to witness me, his great granddaughter, achieving this success in our 109th year.”

Mrs Hazel went on to thank her parents, her husband, and her children, as well as all the team at Jannettas, saying, “This award isn’t mine alone to celebrate.”

More recently, she has introduced her own three children into the business. They will form the fifth generation at Jannettas, who aim to carry on the family tradition of making “only the best quality Gelato, creating new and delicious flavours,” and remaining ever popular with the residents of St Andrews.

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