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12th June 2017 Paul Andrews

Ramsden International, the UK's leading wholesale distributor of British groceries took home the Yorkshire Family Business of the Year Award 2017.

As Paul Andrews, Founder and Managing Director of Family Business United (‘FBU’) explains, "We were delighted to pull together such a vibrant bunch of family businesses for the 2017 awards, some that have succeeded for numerous generations and continue to thrive, and others that are relatively young but have great values at the heart of what they do.”

“Rasmden International are worthy winners of the Yorkshire Family Business of the Year 2017 and the entrepreneurial drive and inspirational approach of their founder has been pivotal to their continuing success.  Strong values and ethics are at the heart of this family firm that continues to fly the flag for UK exports on the global stage as well as making a mark for Grimsby too."

Ben Fowler, Managing Director at Western Pension Solutions who sponsored this award added, "It is a privilege to support these awards and to find out more about the fantastic family firms that are the backbone of the UK economy and to present this award to Ramsden International.  Not only are they continuing to grow and invest in the business, they are great ambassadors and have a strong community involvment too.  They are worthy winners of the title this year.”

Sean Ramsden,  Chief Executive of Ramsden International added “We have been named a winner in the Family Business of the Year Awards because we have a great team who have all worked so hard to make the company such as success.  Our collegiate appraoch to business means that everyone shares the same vision and ensures that we continue to make Ramsden International a success."

The Family Business of the Year Awards are organised by Family Business United, the award-winning magazine and resource centre that champions and celebrates the family business sector.  Now in their fifth year, these awards recognise the diversity, strength and depth of family firms across the UK and seek to highlight the contribution that family firms make to the UK economy.

Open to family firms of all generations, sizes and sectors, these awards really do recognise some outstanding family firms and really help to put family businesses on the map. Judged by a panel of experts from the world of family business advising together with a group of family business representatives, the awards are well respected and sought after accolades.

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