Voting now open for the 10th Midlands Family Business Awards

Voting is now open to the public to choose their favourite finalists for the 2019 Midlands Family Business Awards.

Until October 31, People’s Choice, the only awards category for the 10th Midlands Family Business Awards to be decided purely by the public will be open for voting.

All finalists in each of the ten 2019 awards categories are automatically entered into the People’s Choice category, sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants – and voting is completely free of charge and can be made on the awards website.

Voting closes at midnight on October 31, and all votes will then be counted to identify the overall Winner and two Highly Commended for the category.

Award winners will then be revealed at the Awards Ceremony & Dinner on Thursday, November 7 at Leicester’s King Power Stadium.

Group managing director of The Wilson Organisation, Charlotte Perkins, said: “This year’s entrants really demonstrated the exceptional standard of family businesses across the region and we’d like to say a big congratulations to all entrants through to the final stages of the awards and we look forward to seeing you all at the black-tie awards dinner on November 7, where the winners and highly commended will be announced.

“Now in our tenth year, we are incredibly proud of how the awards have grown year on year and I believe that is testament to the volume and calibre of brilliant firms in the Midlands, and the fact that family businesses embrace celebrating their success and that of others.”

Main sponsors for the 2019 awards are OrderWise, Buckles Solicitors, PwC, Shakespeare Martineau, Streets Chartered Accountants and Ward Recycling.

The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and The Midlands Air Ambulance are the selected charities that the awards will be supporting this year.

The full line-up of finalists for 2019 is:

Family Business of the Year (sponsored by OrderWise)

  • Award Leisure
  • Charles Bentley & Son
  • Johnsons Coach and Bus Travel
  • Network Telecom
  • The Wilkins Group
  • UK Meds

Best Small Family Business

  • F Hunt Coach Hire
  • Howells Patent Glazing
  • Payara Services
  • Petwood Hotel
  • Systematic
  • The Wool Packaging Company

Construction & Property Excellence

  • Andrews Building Supplies
  • Farrow Walsh Consulting
  • Hodgkinson Builders
  • O’Keeffe Building Services
  • S Brown Paving
  • Spenbeck

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Bright Side Vets
  • Bumble Hole Foods
  • Jupiter group
  • Oakland International
  • Systematic
  • The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company

Employer of the Year 

  • Absolute Works
  • CR Civil Engineering
  • Lobina Transport Services
  • Price & Fretwell
  • Total Reclaims Demolition
  • Trans-Sport.tv

Fastest Growing Family Business 

  • Absolute Apparel
  • Imperial GB
  • Juice Sauz
  • Jupiter Group
  • UK Meds
  • Vanilla Underground

Next Generation Family Business Leader

  • A W Lymn – Matthew Lymn Rose
  • Attend EDC – Matthew Hogg
  • Ballards Removals – Matthew Ballard
  • Global Solutions for Clothing – Harrison Palmer
  • River Canal Rescue – Jay Forman
  • Streets Heaver – Benedict Heaver

Manufacturing Excellence

  • Charles Bentley & Son
  • Clifton Packaging
  • Grayson Thermal Systems
  • Jointine Products
  • Juice Sauz
  • SuperFOIL Insulation

Rising Stars

  • Bright Side Vets
  • Daily Bread Yoga & Wellness
  • Liberate IT Services
  • Recruit 2 You
  • SMART Balustrades
  • Your Buddys World

Service Excellence

  • Absolute Works
  • Andrews Building Supplies
  • Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld
  • G Seller & Co
  • Johnsons Coach and Bus Travel
  • Premier Care by Premier Community