Bedrock to join the 2016 sponsors

Planning for this year’s Midlands Family Business Awards has got off to a flying start, with organisers announcing that Bedrock, Nottingham’s specialist tax advisory firm, has boosted its involvement by becoming a category sponsor for 2016.

Bedrock, which specialises in helping accountants’ business clients – including family firms - to navigate the complexities of tax regulations, will sponsor the Best Small Family Business category, which is open to family firms with an annual turnover of up to £5m, in the 2016 Awards.

Based on its initial and first-hand experience of the Midlands Family Business Awards in 2015, when the firm sponsored the drinks reception that kick-started celebrations at the Awards’ black tie dinner in Leicester, Bedrock wished to extend its role and support in 2016 so has ‘upgraded’ its involvement to category sponsor.

Bedrock’s managing director, Phill Dann, explains: “Our team was very impressed with the high standard of the Awards – the Awards dinner, the range and standard of entries, but also the behind-the-scenes organisation. The Awards are now very well established on the Midlands’ awards calendar, and last year attracted entries from an impressive range of family run and owned businesses. Bedrock is very taken with the Awards, so much so that the team was keen to extend its involvement and support in 2016. We are delighted to sponsor the Best Small Family Business category, and to join the ‘sponsors family’ this year.

“The Midlands Family Business Awards are a unique, independent, not-for-profit initiative in the region,” he adds, “that recognise the work and achievements of family owned businesses and their leaders. As a category sponsor of the 2016 Awards, we have the opportunity to lend our support, connect with new and established business contacts, and join Wilsons in celebrating the region’s family firms.”

Bedrock specialises in helping accountants’ business clients to navigate the complexities of tax regulations. Phill explains:” Our highly experienced team focuses on tax issues. We don’t offer accountancy audit or tax return compliance services, our speciality is tax advice, pure and simple.”

Wilsons’ MD Charlotte Perkins adds: “The 2016 Awards have been given a brilliant start with Bedrock confirming its category sponsorship so early in our planning process. We are also working with other sector-leading organisations and Awards’ supporters and sponsors, old and new, and feel that 2016 is set to be even better than in previous years. We are indebted to all our sponsors, and are thrilled at the warmth and support the Awards continue to experience from the Midlands’ business community.”

The Best Small Family Business category is one of ten planned for the 2016 Awards, which are the region’s only independent, not-for-profit initiative to recognise and celebrate the work and achievements of family firms.

The 2016 Awards will have their official launch at a number of events across the region during May. For updates, follow @FamilyBizAwards on Twitter

The Awards, founded and organised by Wilsons, have raised over £20,000 for charities supporting young people and enterprise since 2010.

Launched last year, Bedrock is already established as one of the UK’s leading tax advisory companies to accountants, and works with businesses in a range of industry and market sectors. For more information about Bedrock, visit: http://www.bedrocktax.co.uk/.

For more information contact Ped Briggs on 0115 942 0111 or email pbriggs@wilorg.com

The waiting is over!

The Winner and Highly Commended in each of our Award categories were announced at our glittering black-tie ceremony at The Velodrome, Derby Arena on Thursday 9 November.