Unicaja Banco has entered into a new collaboration agreement with Castilla y Leon Family-Owned Business Association (EFCL, Empresa Familiar de Castilla y León), under which it will sponsor, for the third year in a row, the Castilla y Leon Business Family Award, granted by this association to recognize the professional trajectory of a business family in the region.
With this agreement, signed by Unicaja Banco Regional Manager in Valladolid, Manuel Rubio, and by the President of EFCL, Rocío Hervella, the bank reaffirms its support to this award, which is a public acknowledgement of the efforts and commitment of business families in the region.
Unicaja Banco, the financial institution leading in Castilla y Leon renews its traditional link to this association of family-owned companies, reaffirming its interest in fostering the business and entrepreneur fabric, to facilitate the economic boost and to support employment in the areas where it operates and, in particular, in Castilla y Leon, especially in view of the current situation caused by the COVID-19.
Castilla y Leon Business Family Award
With regard to the Castilla y Leon Business Family Award, the jury will reveal in the coming days the name of winner business family in this 19th edition. The award will be granted in an event to be held in November at the Science Museum in Valladolid.
Granted annually, the Castilla y Leon Business Family Award was created in 2001 by EFCL and it was the first prize of this kind to be launched in Spain.
The award seeks to recognize the business trajectory of a business family in Castilla y Leon, paying special attention to the firm’s origin and historic evolution, internationalization, generational continuity, the existence of rules regulating the family-business relationships, the jobs created and the business prestige.
The following families have been winners of the award in previous editions: Pascual (Calidad Pascual), Llorente (Grupo Collosa), Álvarez Mezquíriz (Grupo Eulen), Del Valle (Hullera Vasco-Leonesa), Pérez (Grupo Helios), Ovejero (Laboratorios Ovejero), Arias (Indal), Rodríguez (Grupo MRS), Villar (Grupo Villar), Vega (Grupo Incosa), Tejedor Lázaro (Grupo Dibaq), Escudero (Bio3), González Serna-Urbán (Grupo Siro), Antolín (Grupo Antolín), Ruiz Aragoneses (Restaurante José María), Zarzuela (Zarzuela SA), Sánchez Sánchez (Jamones Aljomar), and the families which own Industrias Maxi, winners of last year edition.
EFCL (www.efcl.es) was established in June 1997 with the aim of working to facilitate the continuity of Castilla y Leon family-owned businesses. It currently gathers 160 family companies from all the region.
These companies are leaders in their sectors, with a joint turnover equivalent to 19.50% of the GDP of the Autonomous Region and employing 10.50% of the region’s private sector working population.