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Family Business Of The Year Awards 2018

1st September 2017 Paul Andrews

Family Business United is delighted to announce that the prestigious Family Business of the Year Awards are now open for entries.  

The Family Business of the Year Awards ('FBOTY') are a real highlight in the family business calendar and are now in their sixth year, marking the contribution that family firms make around the UK.  In the past five years we have met some amazing family firms and crowned some great champions. 2017 saw crowned HMG Paints as Supreme Champions and they have followed in the footsteps of previous overall winners WTA Logistics, Potter Group and Bagnalls.

Nominations are now welcome from family firms in all sectors and from all corners of the UK.  To take part or to nominate a family firm that you feel is worthy of a nomination complete the simple online form here

The FBOTY awards are a celebration of the family business sector and having been introduced in 2012 are now in their sixth year.  Paul Andrews, Founder of Family Business United and creator of the FBOTY awards is delighted with the way that the awards continue to evolve, adding "Each year the quality and quantity of nominations increases and we are now taking the awards to the next level.  2018 sees the gala reception at the prestigious May Fair Hotel in the heart of Mayfair, London and we are thrilled to announce a number of new categories too."

The process begins now with a call for nominations from family owned businesses the length and breadth of the UK.  Entries are sought from all sectors with previous winners including a funeral directors, cheese maker and a coffee machine manufacturer.  As Paul explains, "It is not just about household names but the recognition of great British family firms and we are delighted to champion this national initiative."

Entries are requested between now and the end of November and the shortlists will be announced in early 2018.  

Shortlisted firms will be informed of their nominations for the regional and category awards, automatically entered into the People's Choice Award (an online award voted for by the public) and in with a chance of winning the overall Family Business of the Year Award 2018 which is sponsored by Seven Investment Management.

Shortlisted family firms will then complete an information pack to support their entry which will then be reviewed by our panel of judges and the winners determined.  The prestigious awards provide lots of PR and social media opportunities for those involved and help us to generate a lot of interest in the awards too.

REGIONAL award categories are:

  • London & South East
  • South & South West 
  • Wales
  • Yorkshire
  • Scotland
  • Midlands
  • East & East Anglia
  • Thames Valley
  • North of England & Northern Ireland

 

SECTOR award categories are:

  • Manufacturing
  • Food Distribution
  • Retail
  • Food & Drink
  • Health & Welfare
  • Hotel & Leisure
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Property & Construction
  • Homes & Gardens

 

NEW for 2018:

  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Family Business Apprentice

 

As Paul concludes, "We are really excited about our quest to find the 2018 Family Business of the Year, and if previous years are anything to go by we can expect to uncover some true family business treasures.   Family businesses make a great contribution to the UK economy and we look forward to presenting the awards in due course to some great British family firms."

Nominations need to be entered online by November 30, 2017 and the awards will be presented in London on June 7, 2018.  

Nominate a family firm or enter here

 

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