Raise your profile through Awards sponsorship | Wilson Organisation


April 17, 2014

Raise your profile through Awards sponsorship

Raise your profile through Awards sponsorship

Sponsorship of the 2014 not-for-profit, independent Midlands Family Business Awards is gathering pace, and organisations keen to take advantage of the profile and networking opportunities of being involved are being urged to act quickly and contact the organisers.

“The 2014 Awards open for entries and have their official launch on the 1st May,” explains Awards Creative Director Hilary Campton, “when the full line-up of categories, judges and sponsors will be unveiled.

“As a charitable initiative, we are indebted to the generosity of our sponsors and supporters, and for those businesses keen to add their support and get involved in the Awards this year, only three of the ten categories remain available for sponsorship, so we would urge them to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

The Awards, now in their fifth year, already have Midlands’ accountants and business advisers Smith Cooper as headline sponsor, with category sponsors including PwC, Barclays and Shakespeares.

As Hilary explains, the Awards are well established and respected across the Midlands and for all sponsors they bring a host of benefits:

“The benefits of being involved in the Awards rangs from media and publicity opportunities, raising awareness for sponsors’ own business and people, connecting with the Awards’ extensive and growing community of family businesses, independent judges, media and advisers, as well as numerous high-level networking at the awards’ launches, fundraising events and the spectacular black tie Awards Dinner in November.”

The details of the Midlands Family Business Awards 2014 will be revealed at a lunchtime event at the Library of Birmingham and ‘teatime tapas’ at Iberico Derby on Thursday 1st May. To book a place, visit: www.familybusinessawards.co.uk or contact Ped Briggs: pbriggs@wilorg.com.

Since their launch, the not-for-profit Awards have raised in the region of £20,000 for charities supporting young people and enterprise.

The reigning Midlands Family Business of the Year is manufacturer Belton Massey, Europe’s largest independent manufacturer of high quality, non-original catalytic converters.

For more information about the Awards and available sponsorship opportunities, contact Hilary Campton, e: Hilary@vformation.biz or Ped Briggs, e: pbriggs@wilorg.com

Over 100 years of innovation

  • 1914

    A successful launch! The Wilson Organisation was founded in Nottingham by Harold Wilson and became the first company in the East Midlands to offer a comprehensive insurance policy to the region’s fast-growing band of automobile drivers. Innovation from day one.

  • 1920s

    During the 1920’s, Wilsons developed its commercial insurance offering under the stewardship of Harold Wilson. Hopping forwards 80 years, Wilsons has developed a number of industry specialisms including a particular expertise in the food and drink sector. We created a unique insurance offering called “FoodProtect” and, through this service, have been able to deliver intelligence and cost-effective insurance programmes to a broad spread of leading food producers. The best thing since sliced bread? Maybe not, but we’re working on it.

  • 1949

    John Prow joined Harold Wilson in the business, marking the first generation of the Prow family’s involvement in The Wilson Organisation. Wilsons’ clients included leading Nottingham firm Boots The Chemist plus a number of operators in the burgeoning railway sector. With post-war regeneration beginning apace, the firm’s fledgling construction expertise quickly developed into one of our leading offerings and this continues through to the present day, with clients including national and regional builders, developers, contractors, sub-contractors and architects.

  • 1960s

    The 1960s were the start of a new era for The Wilson Organisation. Harold Wilson and John Prow died on the same day in 1963, Harold of illness and John in a car crash. This left John’s son, John J Prow, to run the growing business at the age of 27. Under his youthful direction, Wilsons benefited from a new energy and direction. John J Prow, who had joined in 1960 in a new business role, led the move into our current premises at Wilson House in 1964 and then launched the financial services division in the following year.

  • 1990s

    The late 1990s heralded the start of the third generation of the Prow family’s involvement in the business. Managing Director Charlotte Prow joined in 1998, to be followed by the firm’s Chief Executive, Annabel Prow, in 2002. Product and service innovation continued apace with the launch of a corporate finance specialism in 1997, which continues to deliver valuable cost-savings and insights to the region’s dealmakers.

  • 2000s

    Now century on from the launch of The Wilson Organisation in 1914, the company continues to encourage innovation and reward good ideas. Within the financial services team, 2008 marked the launch of “Flex”, a powerful employee benefit programme and the development of “WRAP”, an investment tool with a unique level of investor control and transparency. Meanwhile, our insurance advisers worked quickly to bring to market a specialist insurance policy for insolvency practitioners.

  • 2010s

    2010 saw the launch of the Midlands Family Business Awards by Wilsons, the UK’s only independent not-for-profit Awards for family businesses. Now in their fifth year, the Awards have raised almost £20,000 for charities supporting families and young people. In 2014 we are celebrating Wilsons’ centenary, a significant milestone in Wilsons’ history.

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