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Family Business Top 100 Recognition For Andrew Donaldson


We are delighted to announce that Andrew Donaldson of the Donaldson Group has been included within the inaugural Family Business United ‘Family Business Top 100,’ which recognises the exceptional contribution of individuals and their work within a family business.


Recognition in respect of:

  • Inspirational Leader

  • Champion of Change & Innovation

  • Next Generation

  • Multi-Generational Family Business Leader

Andrew Donaldson is a 6th generation Donaldson family member to lead the Donaldson Group. He has worked for the Group since 2010 in a variety of roles, before being appointed as CEO in 2020.


Andrew deserves inclusion in the Family Business Top 100 as since becoming CEO, he has transformed the leadership team; introducing new talent at the top, bringing new ideas on People Management, Finance, Information and digital innovation, to help shape the group’s future; while ensuring the core businesses are maintaining peak performance.


He has spearheaded the birth of two new brands; Plane & Simple (A DIY marketplace) and Buzz Home Office (home office furniture business); along with the acquisitions of Rowan Manufacturing, Smith & Frater, Kitchens international and Stonecare, expanding the group portfolio to 10 businesses.


Transitioning to CEO with minimal friction internally, Andrew has also recently completed an ambitious and promising 5-year group strategy and is driving new initiatives to help further development of the group.


"He is a born leader with an inclusive approach that is clearly delivering results and fully deserves his place in the Family Business Top 100."

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