The National Stage!

The shortlist for the Midlands regional title of the Family Business of the Year Award 2019 has been announced

Family Business United have announced the family firms that are in contention for the Midlands Family Business of the Year Award 2019 - and we are delighted to see so many of our Awards finalists features on the shortlist.

The Family Business of the Year Awards are organised by Family Business United, the award-winning magazine and resource centre that champions and celebrates the family business sector nationally. Now in their seventh year, these awards recognise the diversity, strength and depth of family firms across the UK and seek to highlight the contribution that family firms make to the UK economy. 

2019 is the first year we have worked in partnership with  FBU, and for the first time our winners were eligible   for automatic entry on to the shortlist for the FBU national awards. In due course the finalists for the sector awards will be announced which gives further opportunities for all the shortlisted firms to progress and take home a title nationally.

The shortlisted firms in the running for the 2019 award for the Midlands are:

  • Quadzilla Ltd
  • Wrubble Ltd
  • Bright Side Vets
  • HSG UK Ltd
  • Ballards Removals
  • Pawprint Badges
  • KAPOK (1988) Ltd
  • Falcon Contract Flooring
  • Streets Heaver Healthcare Computing
  • Cattermole Group Ltd
  • Rutland Cycling
  • Oldrids
  • Ward Recycling
  • David Manners Group


The partnership will deliver even more profile-raising opportunities and the chance to connect with like-minded individuals, as Charlotte Perkins, MD of The Wilson Organisation said:

“We are delighted that so many of our Winners embraced this opportunity to gain even further recognition on a national stage. Our focus is always on celebrating the success and achievements of family businesses across the Midlands and recognising their important contribution to both the UK and Midlands’ economies. We can't wait to see them sharing the stage with the fantastic family businesses from across the UK and showing just what a thriving region we have."

As Paul Andrews, Founder and Managing Director of Family Business United, the award-winning magazine and resource centre for family firms in the UK, explains, "We are delighted to be able to pull together such a vibrant bunch of family businesses, some that have succeeded for numerous generations and continue to thrive, and others that are relatively young but have great values at the heart of what they do. Not only are the shortlisted firms in with a shot at taking the Midlands title, they are also in the running to be crowned the Best of British as the Supreme Champion Family Business of the Year for 2019."

"Family firms are the backbone of the UK economy and cover all sectors of the business community too. Any one of those shortlisted would make worthy winners and ambassadors for the sector. We are looking forward to finding out more about each of them and I am sure that the decisions to determine the winner will not be easy as we seek to indentify another great ambassador to fly the flag for family businesses in the Midlands."

The awards process concludes at a Gala Reception and awards ceremony at the prestigious May Fair Hotel in London on 6 June where the regional and sector winners will be crowned together with the overall Supreme Champion Family Business of the Year for 2019.

You can vote for your favourite to win the Midlands People's Choice Family Business of the Year 2019 here

The 2019 Awards are now open for entries!

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