Thirteen Lincolnshire companies reach final of Midlands Family Business Awards 2017

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A total of 13 Lincolnshire businesses have reached the final of the Midlands Family Business Awards 2017 held later this year.

The awards will take place at a black-tie dinner on Thursday, November 9 at Derby Velodrome, which will be attended by more than 300 guests.

Skegness-based Micronclean have been nominated in both the Family Business of the Year and Best Use of Digital categories.

Also up for two awards are Saxilby-based Orderwise, who have reached the final of the Family Business of the Year and Employer of the Year categories.

Lincolnshire businesses Plum Products and Ramsden International have been selected in the International Trade category.

The county is represented in the Best Small Family Business category by Obam Stairlifts and Quadzilla Quads.

The Rilmac Group is in the final of the Family Business of the Year and Fastest Growing Family Business for its scaffolding business.

Lincolnshire is very well represented in the Family Business of the Year section, with Lincoln-based RW Stokes & Sons also reaching the final.

In the Director of the Year category, Barrie Truelove has been shortlisted.

Lincolnshire, again has two finalists in the Service Excellence category, with Firstaid4sport Ltd and Systematic print management securing their place at the ceremony.

Rounding off the shortlist nominations are Allen Signs and Mtag Composites in the Manufacturing Excellence category.

The finalists are also automatically entered into the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants, which will see them face the public vote to find the overall Winner and Highly Commended businesses.

Now in their eighth year, the not-for-profit Midlands Family Business Awards are backed and run by The Wilson Organisation.

The firm’s MD Charlotte Perkins, the third generation of the family to lead the business alongside her sister Annabel Prow, said: “The awards are the region’s only independent initiative to recognise the work and achievements of family businesses.

“Each of this year’s entrants demonstrate the exceptional pedigree of the family businesses based across the Midlands, and the finalists together prove the family business sector’s vital contribution to the region’s economy.

“We wish all finalists the very best when they meet the judges in the final round.”