June 4, 2013
Awards set to showcase family businesses
Family businesses large, small and from any sector or industry are being encouraged to shout about their work and achievements and enter the Midlands only independent Awards initiative for family businesses, their leaders and advisers.
The not for profit Midlands Family Business Awards are free to enter, and submission forms are available online at www.familybusinessawards.co.uk until the end of June.
The ten categories for 2013 include the new Retail Excellence Award, sponsored by Triplar, the headline Family Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Smith Cooper, and the Manufacturing Excellence, Leading Adviser, Fastest Growing and Business Innovation categories.
Now in their fourth year, the Awards were created and are organised by third generation family business, The Wilson Organisation, an insurance and financial advisory firm.
MD of Wilsons Charlotte Perkins, comments: “The categories for 2013 have been designed to give family businesses, family and non-family members working in the business, their leaders and advisers, the opportunity to showcase their work and successes, whatever their main operation or industry sector. Entries are free and can be made in one or more of the categories, so long as the business is eligible.
“The Awards are now established as a trusted brand amongst family businesses across the Midlands, as they spotlight and recognise the amazing contribution, innovation and commitment that family businesses and their owners make to our region.”
The ten categories for 2013 are:
• Family Business of the Year
• Best Small Family Business of the Year (turnover up to £5M)
• Fastest Growing Family Business
• Retail Excellence
• Manufacturing Excellence
• Business Innovation
• Leading Adviser to Family Businesses
• Service Excellence
• Outstanding Contribution
• Commitment to the Community
Since their launch in 2010, the Awards have raised more than £15,000 for Midlands-based charities supporting young enterprise and young people. This year the Awards are raising funds for The Outward Bound Trust, an educational charity dedicated to unlocking the potential in young people through learning and adventure in the wild.
Additional sponsors for 2013 are Barclays, Crouch Logistics, PwC, Royal Sun Alliance, Thomas Miller Investment and Unum. Insider is media partner of the Awards.
For more information on the Award categories, sponsors, independent judging panel, and how to enter, visit: www.familybusinessawards.co.uk.