The Midlands Family Business Awards are the UK's only independent not-for-profit awards for family businesses. Each year the Awards recognise and reward success across a range of 10 categories. 

Entries for the 2018 Awards have now closed and the submissions are with our judges to review. The six  finalists in each category will be announced at the end of August, so it's now time for our entrants to sit back and keep those fingers crossed! 

Each of our 10 categories has its own judging day with its own independent judging panel. Judging will take place from 17 September to 19 October and although the decision on the Winner and two Highly Commended is made at the end of the judging day, the decisions will remain secret until the Awards Ceremony & Dinner on 22 November.

We wish all our 2018 entrants the best of luck  and also our judging panels - we have so many fantastic entries this year they really have a tough job ahead of them.

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What people have said...

Just a quick note to congratulate you on another highly successful Midlands Family Business Awards. It was a fantastic evening on Thursday, a fitting celebration of family business and the culmination of a huge amount of hard work, enthusiasm and inspiration. Huw Davies, The Institute for Family Business

Our experience of the qualifying process and the awards evening itself is one not to be forgotten. We would certainly encourage any company, large or small, to take up the challenge and enter for an award. Charles Bentley,  Charles Bentley & Son

The Family Business Awards team are just fantastic, they helped us every step of the way. Ped & Charlotte were always on the end of the phone when I was having a crisis, nothing was too small or too big to deal with - Charlie Marshall - Marshalls Coaches


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The 2018 Awards are open for entries!

The Midlands Family Business Awards are now open for entries and all Midlands family businesses can enter 2 of our 10 categories - and don't forget it's free to enter!