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Awards Entry Deadline Extended!

You now have an additional two weeks to enter the 2023 Midlands Family Business Awards as the deadline has been extended to 5pm on Monday 20 March.

“We received so many requests for more time, we have pushed back our final entry deadline by two weeks,” explains Charlotte Perkins, Group MD at The Wilson Organisation who created and organise the Awards. “We want ensure that family businesses don’t miss the chance to showcase their achievements, so we’ve to given them a little more time to finalise their entries.

The entry process is really easy – simply head to and click on the ‘enter now’ link, register and start the online submission in up to two categories. Entries can be saved and revisited at any time before making the final submission by the new deadline of 5pm on Monday 20 March.

“Guidance on what the judges are looking for and the entry criteria can also be found on our website, and the Awards team are always on hand to answer any queries,” she adds, “from which category may be best, to when and where the judging days will be held.”

With 10 free-to-enter categories including Family Business of the Year, Fastest Growing Family Businesses, Employer of the Year, Best Small Family Business, Manufacturing Excellence, Construction & Property Excellence, Rising Stars, Sustainability, Digital Excellence and Director of the Year, there is a category suitable for every family business.

You can view the full line-up of categories to choose the most suitable for your family business. All our finalists will be entered into the People’s Choice Award – sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants and decided purely by public vote.

Main sponsor for the 2023 Awards is current Family Business of the Year titleholder The Wilkins Group. Category sponsors are Buckles Solicitors, Human Alchemy, Family Business Futures, Flame UK, PwC, Recruit 2 You, Shakespeare Martineau, Streets Chartered Accountants and Ward Recycling. Charlotte adds: “We are grateful for the support of all our sponsors, some of which have been with us from the start, for their incredible generosity. The Awards are firmly established as a highlight in the Midlands calendar and we hope that with the extra two weeks until our extended deadline, even more family businesses from across the region will take the opportunity to shout about their work and enter this year’s Awards.”

Six finalists in each category will be chosen to go forward and meet the judging panel, with informal interviews taking place in May. The Ceremony & Dinner dinner attracts over 300 guests – awards finalists, independent judges and sponsors, but due to demand tickets are not placed on general sale. So if you want to attend, you need to enter!

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