This award recognises family businesses that have a commitment to innovation, whether in developing new products and services, or enhancing service delivery, production and manufacturing or working practices.

Our 2018 Finalists


Magenta UK

Southall Associates

Streets Heaver Healthcare

Telford Laundry

What will the judges be looking for?

  • Evidence of achievement and they will be interested to see how the family influences the business and the values that it brings to the business
  • An understanding of how innovation has helped you to operate or expand your business
  • Why your idea is novel and innovative compared to competitors and to what you've done previously
  • The product, process, market or people based innovation and development you have undertaken
  • Details of the research and planning you undertook prior to the development of the innovation/s
  • How the family and the family values contribute to your innovation agenda in the business
  • Any barriers and challenges you have faced and how you overcame them
  • Your future plans for the business and how you will maintain innovation through current and future generations

The People's Choice 2018 is open for votes!

You are now able to place your vote for your favourite family business of the 2018 Midlands Family Business Awards!