2018 Midlands Family Business Awards’ deadline extended

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The deadline for entries to the 2018 Midlands Family Business Awards has been extended by two weeks.

Entries to the Awards, which now must be submitted by midnight on Friday, July 27, are free of charge and can be made via the Awards website with 11 categories to choose from.

This year’s categories include:

  • Family Business of the Year
  • Best Small Family Business
  • Director of the Year
  • Employer of the Year
  • Fastest Growing Family Business
  • Innovation
  • Service Excellence
  • Manufacturing Excellence
  • Retail Excellence
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • People’s Choice Award (decided by public vote)

Now in their ninth year, the awards are the only initiative dedicated to celebrating and recognising the success, achievements and innovations of family run and owned businesses across the Midlands.

100% independent and not-for-profit, the awards have raised over £30,000 for Midlands-based charities since their launch.

Charlotte Perkins of third generation family business The Wilson Organisation, which organises the Awards said: “The awards are all about honouring the family business community across the Midlands. We are grateful for the support of all our sponsors, some of which have been with us from the start, for their incredible generosity.”

Six finalists in each category will be chosen to go forward and meet the judging panel, with informal interviews taking place from mid-September to mid-October.

Each judging panel is led by a leading family business person, supported by a sponsor representative, an industry expert and representative from the awards team.

An awards ceremony and black-tie dinner will take place on Thursday, November 22 at Leicester’s Athena.