Entries for the Family Business Awards are now open!

Entries for the UK’s only independent, not-for-profit annual Awards for family businesses in the Midlands, are now open. Now in their eighth year, the Awards are the Midlands’ only initiative dedicated to celebrating and recognising the success, achievements and innovations of the region’s family run and owned businesses. 

The 2017 Midlands Family Business Awards had their official launch last night (7 June), when past winners joined representatives of other family firms from across the region, sponsors and supporters of the Awards, and their organiser The Wilson Organisation at a party at Baresca in Nottingham.

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Entries for the 2017 Awards are free, open to all Midlands family businesses, and can be made via the Awards website until midnight on the 31st July. 

Categories and sponsors

Returning as the Awards’ headline sponsor of the flagship Midlands Family Business of the Year award for the second consecutive year, is family business Bonningtons.

The full line-up of categories and their sponsors in 2017 is:

· Family Business of the Year – sponsored by Bonningtons

· Best Small Family Business – sponsored by John Pye Auctions

· Best Use of Digital – sponsored by Distinction

· Director of the Year – sponsored by Midland Conference Services

· Employer of the Year – sponsored by Royal London

· Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by Morningside Pharmaceuticals

· Fastest Growing Family Business – sponsored by PwC

· International Trade – sponsored by Barclays 

· Manufacturing Excellence

· Service Excellence.

· People’s Choice Award - sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants and decided by public vote. 

Commenting on this year’s Awards, Charlotte Perkins, MD of third generation family business The Wilson Organisation, insurance and financial advisers, said: “Now in their eighth year, the Awards are firmly established as a highlight in the Midlands calendar, and this year look set to be even bigger and more exciting than ever.

“Year-on-year, the Awards grow in strength, popularity and awareness, and bring together a network of over 1,000 family businesses. We are indebted to all our sponsors and wider Awards team for their continued support."

“Entries are open until the 31st July, and the process is really easy – just head to the Awards website at www.familybusinessawards.co.uk, register and start your online nominations in up to three categories. The entry criteria for all ten categories can also be found on the website.”

The 2017 Midlands Family Business Awards ceremony and black-tie dinner takes place on Thursday 9th November 2017 at Derby Velodrome, where the winners and highly commend in each category will be revealed.

For further details or help with entering the Awards, contact: Ped Briggs email: pbriggs@wilorg.com, T: 0115 942 0111. 

Enter Midlands Family Business Awards

Time to shine a light on your family business? We think so! Entries for the Midlands Family Business Awards are now open. Hit the ‘enter awards’ button to go to the awards entry platform - entries are free and you can select from 10 different award categories. Good luck!