April 5, 2018
New media partner for Midlands Family Business Awards
The Midlands Family Business Awards, the only independent initiative to showcase, recognise and reward the work and achievements of the region’s family firms, has announced The Business Desk as its new media partner in 2018.
Now in their ninth year, the Awards are a charitable initiative created by Nottingham based, third generation family business The Wilson Organisation, to celebrate and recognise the success, achievements and innovations of the Midlands’ family run and owned businesses.
Commenting on the Awards’ media partnership with The Business Desk, Charlotte Perkins, Group MD of The Wilson Organisation, said: “The Awards’ team is looking to bring a fresh dimension and energy to the Awards this year.
“The Awards are now well established in the region and winning a Midlands Family Business Award is considered one of the most prestigious and greatest accolades by each of our titleholders and finalists over the last eight years.
“Partnering with The Business Desk delivers an exciting new platform from which we can build on this reputation, and also enables the Awards to develop the extensive community of family businesses, their ambassadors, advisers and supporters, to gain increased awareness and traction across the region by working alongside one of the region’s fastest growing business media organisations.
“The Business Desk team shares our ultimate goal – to showcase the range, diversity and talents of the Midlands family business sector, and its contribution to the region’s economy and vibrancy.”
Sam Metcalf, editor of The Business Desk in the East Midlands, added: “Family businesses are the backbone of the Midlands and vital in the continuing economic progress of the region. With this in mind, TheBusinessDesk.com is delighted to become media partner to the Midlands Family Business Awards – now one of the most well-established and prestigious events of its kind in the region.”
Editor of The Business Desk in the West Midlands, Alex Turner, said:”TheBusinessDesk.com is the perfect fit for the Awards, as we regularly write about and feature growing family businesses across the region. We look forward to meeting entrants past and present at the various events, judging sessions and awards evening itself over the course of 2018.”
The Midlands Family Business Awards 2018, will launch with Breakfast in Birmingham at Opus Restaurant on the 9 May, with entries open from the launch until 18 July, which are made via the Awards’ website and are completely free of charge.
Full details of the 2018 sponsors will be unveiled at the events – so far, the line-up includes family business and current Midlands Family Business of the Year titleholder OrderWise as headline sponsor, Buckles Solicitors, Goldfish, John Pye Auctions, Morningside Pharmaceuticals, PwC and Streets Chartered Accountants.
This year’s categories will be confirmed at the launch events but will include the coveted headline Midlands Family Business of the Year, Director of the Year, Fastest Growing Family Business, Innovation Award, Best Small Family Business, Employer of the Year and the People’s Choice Award.
“Now in their ninth year, the Awards are firmly established as a highlight in the Midlands events calendar,” adds Charlotte, “and this year they look set to be even bigger and more exciting than ever. With The Business Desk as their media partner, new Award categories and fresh sponsors and judges, 2018 is already on track to be one of our best.”
For more information about the Awards and the launch events, visit: www.familybusinessawards.co.uk
To reserve a place at the 2018 launch event in Birmingham: Breakfast in Birmingham 9 May 2018.
Further reading: http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/eastmidlands/news/2013065-thebusinessdesk.com-announces-media-partnership-midlands-family-business-awards and http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/westmidlands/news/2016267-thebusinessdesk.com-announces-media-partnership-midlands-family-business-awards