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FBOTY 2018 Regional Finalists

3rd April 2018 Paul Andrews

Family Business United are delighted to announce the finalists in the Family Business of the Year Awards 2018.

2018 sees the sixth running of the national awards that celebrate the family business community.  Organised by Family Business United, these awards celebrate all things family business with family firms from all over the UK encouraged to take part.  This year sees 80 family firms in the running for the regional, sector and overall awards and one will be crowned Supreme Champion Family Business of the Year 2018 and take over the title from last year's champions, HMG Paints from Manchester.

In no particular order the regional finalists are:

WALES - Sponsored by FBU Scotland

  • Nigel's Dairy
  • Steamin' Mugs Limited
  • Snowdonia Cheese Company
  • Cliffford Jones Timber

MIDLANDS - Sponsored by PwC

  • Plum Products
  • Express Recruitment
  • TMDP Group
  • Woodbourne Group
  • Pertemps Network Group
  • Griffin-Woodhouse Group
  • Wenlock Spring
  • The Wilkins Group
  • Hodgkinsons
  • Tiggs

SOUTH & SOUTH WEST - Sponsored by the Family Firm Institute

  • Tewkesbury Park
  • Westons Cider
  • Oxford Products Limited
  • FC Douch & Sons
  • New Wave Marine Limited
  • Wild Tipi
  • Dorcas Media
  • Putnams Health

YORKSHIRE - Sponsored by Western Pension Solutions

  • Highfield Qualifications
  • Luxury Flooring & Furnishings
  • Glawning
  • Harrison Spinks
  • Glencor Golf Holidays
  • Wharfe Valley Farm
  • Yorkshire Laser Fabrication
  • Miller's Fish & Chips
  • Principle Healthcare
  • Renaissance

SCOTLAND - Sponsored by Turcan Connell

  • JW Filshill 
  • The Tartan Blanket Co
  • Angel Share Glass
  • Dunns Food & Drink
  • Little's
  • Zonal
  • Douglas Laing & Co
  • McAlpine & Co Ltd
  • Campbell & Kennedy
  • Graham's Family Dairy
  • Stafffinders

EAST & EAST ANGLIA - Sponsored by Birketts

  • Century Office Furniture
  • Aveley Lodge Care Home
  • The Highfield Event Group
  • HiTeam Limited
  • Coes
  • H. Banham Ltd
  • Stephen Walters & Sons Ltd

LONDON & SOUTH EAST - Sponsored by Farrer & Co

  • New Skills Academy
  • The Skin To Love Clinic
  • Bolney Wine Estate
  • Quirks Car Company
  • O'Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd
  • Crafty Arts
  • The Honestly Good Smoothie Company
  • The Linseed Farm
  • Rotech Machines
  • Weartrade

NORTH & NORTHERN IRELAND - Sponsored by The Family Business Network

  • CNC Robotics
  • Francis Kirk Group
  • Qualtex UK 
  • Nanny Brow
  • Palace Chemicals
  • Herdy
  • Arighi Bianchi
  • Moody Cow
  • Roland Hill
  • Pioneer Food Service
  • Feather & Springs
  • Downton Travel
  • Stalkers Transport
  • Ciel Hotels
  • Grasmere Gingerbread
  • Elton Finance
  • Bath House
  • Augill Castle
  • Cedar Manor
  • English Lakes Hotels
  • Miles Moore Ceramics

As Paul Andrews, Founder of Family Business United and organiser of the Family Business of the Year Awards explains, "We have some fantastic family firms in the running for the titles this year and the judges are going to have some tough discussions when determining the winners.  We are delighted with the mix of entries, small and large, young and old and with a broad cross-section across the sectors that clearly demonstrates the diversity of the family business sector in the UK today."

"Family firms deserve their moment in the spotlight and we are delighted that these awards shine a light on the significant contribution that these businesses make on a daily basis - jobs, incomes, wealth creation and community support to name a few.  We are looking forward to crowning the winners in London in June."

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