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2019 Midlands Family Business Awards Sets New Record

Judges of the upcoming Midlands Family Business Awards have revealed the finalists for this year’s award show.

Taking place on Thursday 7th November at Leicester City Football Club’s King Power Stadium, the black-tie event dedicated to celebrating the success and achievements of family-run businesses is now into its 10th year,

Following an extended deadline last month, the awards show received the highest volume of interest to date, giving the judges a selection headache as they attempted to whittle down over 130 entries to just 51.

Finalists include family businesses across the transport, IT, manufacturing, hospitality and leisure, design, print and marketing, building, civil engineering, construction, property and development, food, veterinary, education, funeral services, healthcare, recruitment and retail industries.

Charlotte Perkins, Group Managing Director of the award’s organiser The Wilson Organisation, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to all family businesses that submitted applications. We had some really great interest this year and received a large number of high-calibre entries and this year’s entrants really demonstrated the exceptional standard of family businesses across the region.”

Three new categories were added to mark the 10th anniversary, bringing the total number of categories to ten, ensuring an accolade suitable for every type of business.

MD Charlotte adds: “A big congratulations to all entrants through to the final stages of the awards, and we look forward to seeing you all at the black-tie awards dinner on 7th November, where the winners and highly commended will be announced.

“Now in our tenth year, we are incredibly proud of how the awards have grown year on year, and I believe that is a testament to the volume and calibre of brilliant firms in the Midlands, and the fact that family businesses embrace celebrating their success and that of others.

“The awards are the UK’s only independent initiative dedicated to celebrating and recognising the success, achievements and innovations of family run and owned businesses, and the aim of them is to shine a light on the region’s talented and successful family businesses and play a real part in creating a community of likeminded and supportive individuals. We wish all finalists the best of luck when they come face to face with judges in the final round.”

 

The full lineup of finalists for the 2019’s Midlands Family Business Awards are as follows:

 

 

Family Business of the Year (sponsored by OrderWise)
Award Leisure
Charles Bentley & Son
Johnsons Coach and Bus Travel
Network Telecom
The Wilkins Group
UK Meds

Best Small Family Business
F Hunt Coach Hire
Howells Patent Glazing
Payara Services
Petwood Hotel
Systematic
The Wool Packaging Company

Construction & Property Excellence
Andrews Building Supplies
Farrow Walsh Consulting
Hodgkinson Builders
O’Keeffe Building Services
S Brown Paving
Spenbeck

Corporate Social Responsibility (Sponsored by Ward Recycling)
Bright Side Vets
Bumble Hole Foods
Jupiter group
Oakland International
Systematic
The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company

Employer of the Year (Sponsored by Buckles Solicitors)
Absolute Works
CR Civil Engineering
Lobina Transport Services
Price & Fretwell
Total Reclaims Demolition
Trans-Sport.tv

Fastest Growing Family Business (sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers)
Absolute Apparel
Imperial GB
Juice Sauz
Jupiter Group
UK Meds
Vanilla Underground


Next-Generation Family Business Leader (sponsored by Shakespeare Martineau LLP)

A W Lymn – Matthew Lymn Rose
Attend EDC – Matthew Hogg
Ballards Removals – Matthew Ballard
Global Solutions for Clothing – Harrison Palmer
River Canal Rescue – Jay Forman
Streets Heaver – Benedict Heaver

Manufacturing Excellence (sponsored by The Wilson Organisation)
Charles Bentley & Son
Clifton Packaging
Grayson Thermal Systems
Jointine Products
Juice Sauz
SuperFOIL Insulation

Rising Stars
Bright Side Vets
Daily Bread Yoga & Wellness
Liberate IT Services
Recruit 2 You
SMART Balustrades
Your Buddys World

Service Excellence
Absolute Works
Andrews Building Supplies
Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld
G Seller & Co
Johnsons Coach and Bus Travel
Premier Care by Premier Community

 

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