Candle Shack's Business Leader Wins Big at IoD Scotland Annual Awards

Falkirk, 10th December, 2021 - The Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland announced the winners of its Director of the Year Awards 2021 on 9th December. Duncan MacLean, CEO of the Candle Shack Limited, wins Director of the Year – Large Business and Regional Director of the Year − Central Scotland.

IoD Scotland revealed the winners of its Director of the Year Awards 2021 at a live online ceremony hosted by Shereen Nanjiani last night (9 December).

Duncan MacLean, CEO of the Candle Shack Limited, the Falkirk-based business, has taken home both the Director of the Year – Large Business award and the Regional Director of the Year for Central Scotland. These awards were in recognition of the strong leadership Duncan exercised in stewarding the company towards expanding markets in the UK and Europe and continued impressive financial results despite the pandemic.

The judges commented on his people-focused approach and supportive business culture which helped to increase revenue threefold since 2019/20. They added that he and the leadership team at Candle Shack have established a local powerhouse in the Forth Valley.

About IoD/IoD Scotland

The Institute of Directors (IoD) was founded in 1903 and obtained a Royal Charter in 1906. The IoD is a non-party political organisation with members in the United Kingdom and overseas. Membership includes directors from right across the business spectrum – from media to manufacturing, e-business to the public and voluntary sectors. Members include CEOs of large corporations as well as entrepreneurs and directors of public sector bodies, charities and start-up companies.

About Candle Shack

Candle Shack was set up by husband and wife team Duncan and Cheryl MacLean in 2010. It develops and manufactures high quality candles and candle components for large contract customers and smaller independent producers. Its range includes fragrances, waxes, wicks, glassware and bespoke branded packaging. The business serves customers all over the UK and Europe, with a strong reputation for quality and excellent customer service. It operates from a dedicated facility in West Carron, Falkirk, employing more than 100 people.

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