May 1, 2013
Search is on for best family businesses 2013
The search to find 2013’s best family businesses, their leaders and advisers, has begun, as nominations open for this year’s Midlands Family Business Awards.
Entries can be made free of charge from today, 1st May, until the end of June 2013, by visiting the Awards’ website www.familybusinessawards.co.uk.
The Midlands Family Business Awards are the region’s only independent, not-for-profit initiative, and are underwritten and organised by insurance and financial advisory firm The Wilson Organisation, itself a third generation family business. The Awards’ chosen charity for 2013 is The Outward Bound Trust.
Supporters for 2013 include headline sponsor Smith Cooper, the accounting and business advisory firm.
The Awards ten categories for 2013 include the headline Midlands Family Business of the Year Award and the new Retail Excellence category, sponsored by Triplar.
Other categories are Best Small Family Business (turnover less than £5m for 2011/12), Fastest Growing Family Business, Service Excellence, Business Innovation, Commitment to the Community, Leading Adviser to Family Businesses, Manufacturing Excellence, and Outstanding Contribution.
As well as Smith Cooper and Triplar, Awards’ category sponsors for 2013 are Barclays, Crouch Logistics, PwC, Royal Sun Alliance, Thomas Miller Investment, and Unum.
Each of the ten judging panels is led by a key figure from the family business community, who recognise and understand the unique issues of running a family business. The Awards independent panel of judges will review all entries to create a shortlist of five businesses across each of the ten categories who each then make it through to the final stage when they will meet the judges in September.
All 2013 winners will be announced at a prestigious Awards Dinner in Birmingham on Thursday 14th November.
For more information about the Awards, the ten categories, judges and supporters, visit: www.familybusinessawards.co.uk.
Since their launch in 2010, the Awards have raised more than £15,000 for Midlands-based charities supporting young enterprise and young people.