What is 'De Fakkel'?
At the Voka event for Limburg family businesses, Ben and Sarah Spaas received the De Fakkel from Paul Kerkhofs, vice-chairman of Voka, the Limburg Chamber of Commerce.
Each year, the Limburg Family Business Centre at Voka presents De Fakkel to a Limburg family business that deals wisely with its continuity and has implemented a clear governance policy. Spaas was the winner of the prize this year and was chosen out of three nominees.
Voka, Limburg Chamber of Commerce, awards the prize to put the spotlight on family businesses that are good examples. The award name is derived from the saying ‘passing on the torch’. And, of course, the torch is a symbolic ‘shining example’.