Thursday afternoon 7 April, Enza Zaden was voted family business of the year. "Enza Zaden is one of the major world players in the sector," states the jury report. "The family not only runs the business, but is also closely involved in the product development."
The award ceremony took place in The Hague. Managing Director Jaap Mazereeuw and his father Piet Mazereeuw – member of the Board of Commissioners – accepted the award on behalf of the company. Jaap Mazereeuw: "Almost 70% of all the companies in the Netherlands are family businesses. This means about 260,000 companies. For our entire organisation it’s therefore a huge honour to be voted family business of the year by this competent jury."
The Stichting Familie Onderneming (Family Business Foundation) annually awards a Dutch excelling family company. By doing so, the foundation stresses the power and entrepreneurship in family businesses.