Langless business owner wins top award

Margaret receiving her award
Margaret receiving her award

Margaret Reynolds was top dog at the Association of Scottish Businesswomen Awards this month.

The 48-year-old entrepreneur originally from Langlees is owner of Dogrobes and won the ASB Award for Most Enterprising Business, adding another victory to her impressive collection.

The Moray based company sells a unique dog drying coat and since a marketing graduate took over in 2013 from a retiring friend, the business has expanded from a hobby to a worldwide company.

She said: “I do feel like I have come a long way in a short time but there is still so much I want to achieve.”

The company has grown from Margaret sewing the robes, to employing a manufacturer to do so, a revamped website with an easier ordering system and the company is now attending shows and fairs to expand the brand.

In her first year in charge, Margaret reported a 100 per cent increase in turnover, which rose to 500 per cent in the following year.

It was not a massive surprise for Dogrobes to win most enterprising business at the awards ceremony in Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel on Friday, September 18.

She said: “It’s thanks to our customers who are the best ambassadors.”