June 20, 2014
More time to enter Family Business Awards
The deadline for entries for the 2014 Midlands Family Business Awards has been extended to ensure family run and owned businesses don’t miss the chance to showcase their work and achievements in the region’s flagship, independent, not-for-profit Awards for the sector.
Entries are free and can be made via the Awards’ website www.familybusinessawards.co.uk until the new extended deadline of midnight on the 14th July 2014.
Family businesses of any size, sector or specialism can enter up to three of the ten categories for 2014, which includes two introduced this year – Employer of the Year, and Director of the Year (under 40).
Other categories for 2014 are:
Family Business of the Year
Best Small Family Business
Fastest Growing Family Business
Leading Adviser to Family Businesses
Sponsors for the 2014 Awards are Midlands’ accountants and business advisers Smith Cooper, headline sponsor for the fourth consecutive year, Barclays, Becketts Farm, Crouch Logistics, PwC, Shakespeares, Unum, Premium Credit, Thomas Miller Investment and First Actuarial.
The full line-up of independent judges are to be announced next week, but already confirmed are Mark Samworth of fourth generation family business Samworth Brothers and Hussein Lalani, MD of 99p Stores.
Charlotte Perkins commented: “I would urge family run or owned businesses, their leaders and advisers, to take this opportunity to shine a light on their work, business, achievements and successes, and take advantage of the extra two weeks to enter too.
“The Midlands Family Business Awards are the regions only initiative dedicated to recognising and rewarding family-owned businesses and the professionals working with them, and our past winners all say they have found them a fabulous, very enjoyable and worthwhile experience for the whole business and workforce.”
For help with choosing a category and entering the Awards, contact Ped Briggs, Tel: 0115 942 0111, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 is the fifth year for the not-for-profit, independent Awards, and this year, they are raising funds for The Outward Bound Trust, the educational charity for young people. Since their launch in 2010, the Awards have raised in the region of £20,000 for charities supporting young people and enterprise.