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Marton Mills Win At #FBOTY2016

8th June 2016 Paul Andrews

Family Business United is delighted to announce that Marton Mills is the winner of the Luxury Goods Family Business of the Year Award for 2016.

As Paul Andrews, Founder and Managing Director of Family Business United (‘FBU’) explains, "We were delighted to pull together such a vibrant bunch of family businesses for the 2016 awards, 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.”

“Marton Mills were founded back in 1931 and is very much a family business steeped in heritage but driven by innovation as they craft their premium fabrics.  Investment and continuous improvement have helped to create the business that exists today and their ‘can-do’ attitude is to be applauded.” 

“The judges were impressed with Marton Mills and their role within the broader sector in which they operate, demonstrating a clear commitment not just to the future of their business, but to the sector as a whole. This is a family firm that truly deserves all the plaudits that winning this award brings."

Chris Sturgess, Chairman of Sturgess Jaguar who sponsored this award added: “As a family business and previous winner of this award we understand fully what it means to be recognised as a winner amongst some other great family businesses and Marton Mills are to be congratulated on their win.  I am delighted to present them with this award and having found out more about their business am delighted that the award has been passed on to worthy winners who are undoubtedly great ambassadors for the family business sector too.”

Laura Watts, Managing Director of Marton Mills added: “We are delighted by the awards and so proud to have been recognised amongst other family businesses. Full credit should be given to our team at the mill whose innovation, dedication and hard work have made it possible.“

The Family Business of the Year Awards are organised by FBU, the award-winning magazine and resource centre the champions and celebrates the family business sector.  Now in their fourth 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.  

Open to family firms of all generations, sizes and sectors, these awards really do recognise some outstanding family firms and really help to put family businesses on the map. Judged by a panel of experts from the world of family business advising together with a group of family business representatives, the awards are well respected and sought after accolades.

The awards process concluded at a Gala Reception and awards ceremony that took place in London at the prestigious May Fair Hotel in London on June 2 where all the winners were crowned.



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