July 20, 2015
Family firms given extra time to enter region’s flagship Awards
Family run and owned businesses and their leaders have an extra two weeks to enter the region’s flagship awards for their sector.
Organisers of the 2015 Midlands Family Business Awards have extended the entry deadline by two weeks, so submissions in up to three of this year’s ten categories can now be made up until midnight on Friday 31st July.
Entry is free, with full details on this year’s categories and how to enter available on the Awards’ website www.familybusinessawards.co.uk.
The 2015 categories include the headline Midlands Family Business of the Year, sponsored by Awards’ organisers and third generation family business The Wilson Organisation.
Other categories are: Best Small Family Business for those with an annual turnover of less than £5m; Fastest Growing Family Business; Director of the Year (under 40); Employer of the Year; Manufacturing Excellence; International Developments; Environmental Sustainability; Retail Excellence; and Service Excellence.
Sponsors and supporters of the Awards this year include Barclays, Family Business Futures, PCMS Group, PwC, RSA, Royal London, and Yu Energy.
Charlotte Perkins (pictured), MD of The Wilson Organisation, a third generation family business which organises the Awards, explains: “Family businesses of any size, sector or specialism can enter up to three of the ten categories in the 2015 Awards, and as they are the region’s only awards initiative dedicated to highlighting the work and achievements of family businesses and their leaders, entering is a fantastic opportunity for them gain the recognition they so richly deserve.
“We hope the extra two weeks now available will help them decide to make the time to enter, which is a quick and simple process and totally free.”
All winners will be unveiled at the prestigious Awards Dinner which this year is at Leicester venue Athena on Thursday 12th November.
The Awards are the only independent not-for-profit Awards for family businesses in the Midlands. They are organised by their founder and lead sponsor The Wilson Organisation, based in Nottingham, a third generation family business that provides innovative insurance and financial solutions to businesses and individuals both regionally and nationally.