2019 Key Dates

Thursday 2 May – Launch Event

The date for the Awards Launch is Thursday 2 May, this will be a lunchtime event in Nottingham and invitations with full details will be issued w/c 25 March.

Friday 3 May – Entries Open

Entries will open on Friday 3 May, the day following the launch. The Awards are completely free to enter and each family business can enter two categories for which they are eligible. Entries will be made online through the entry portal, accesses via the Awards website at www.familybusinessawards.co.uk 

Friday 12 July - Entries Close

Entries will officially close at 11:59pm on Friday 12 July, to allow sufficient time for our judges to shortlist the entries prior to announcing the Finalists.

Monday 19 August – Finalists Announced

The six Finalists in each of our 10 categories will be announced on Monday 19 August. Each finalist announced in our 10 judged categories will then be entered the People’s Choice Award.

Wednesday 4 September – Finalists Celebration

We will host the Finalists Celebration and People’s Choice Briefing on Wednesday 4 September, the most likely venue for this will be Donington Hall at Castle Donington and it will be an afternoon event.

Monday 16 September to Thursday 10 October – Judging Days

Judging for each of our 10 categories will take place between Monday 16 September and Thursday 10 October and we will aim to have all judging dates scheduled in as soon as possible. Each category has its own judging day with its own independent judging panel.

Tuesday 1 October – People’s Choice Voting Opens

The People’s Choice voting will open on Tuesday 1 October giving finalists a few weeks from the Briefing to prepare their voting campaigns.

Thursday 31 October – People’s Choice Voting Closes

Voting will close on Thursday 31 October, a week prior to the Awards Dinner.

Thursday 7 November – Awards Ceremony & Dinner

The Awards Ceremony & Dinner will take place on Thursday 7 November at the King Power Stadium in Leicester. 

Further information

For further information on the calendar of events for 2019, or any other aspect of the Midlands Family Business Awards, please contact Ped Briggs on 0115 9420 111 or email pbriggs@wilorg.com

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