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FBOTY 2018 Sector Finalists

3rd April 2018 Paul Andrews

Family Business United are delighted to announce the finalists in the sector categories for 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 finalists in each of the sector categories are:

FOOD & DRINK - Sponsored by Taxi Studio

  • Wenlock Spring
  • Tiggs
  • Westons Cider
  • Miller's Fish & Chips
  • Douglas Laing & Co
  • Graham's Family Dairy
  • Bolney Wine Estate
  • Grasmere Gingerbread


  • JW Filshill
  • Dunns Food & Drinks
  • Nigel's Dairy
  • Pioneer Food Service


  • FC Douch & Sons
  • Putnams Health
  • Principle Healthcare
  • Aveley Lodge Care Home
  • The Skin To Love Clinic


  • Plum Products
  • Tewkesbury Park
  • Wild Tipi
  • Glencor Golf Holidays
  • Nanny Brow
  • Ciel Hotels
  • Augill Castle
  • Cedar Manor
  • Glawning
  • English Lakes Hotels

MANUFACTURING - Sponsored by Shepherd Group

  • Griffin-Woodhouse Group
  • Oxford Products
  • Harrison Spinks
  • McAlpline & Co
  • Stephen Walters & Sons Ltd
  • Yorkshire Laser Fabrication
  • Qualtex UK
  • Rotech Machines
  • CNC Robotics
  • Bath House
  • Francis Kirk Group
  • Angel Share Glass
  • Palace Chemicals
  • Feather & Springs

PROPERTY & CONSTRUCTION - Sponsored by Adcock UK

  • Hodgkinsons
  • TMDP Group
  • Roland Hill


  • Coes
  • Crafty Arts
  • Arighi Bianchi
  • Herdy
  • Century Office Furniture
  • Luxury Flooring & Furnishings
  • Steamin' Mugs Limited

TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS - Sponsored by Plan Insurance

  • Little's 
  • Downton Travel
  • Stalkers Transport
  • O'Donovan Waste Disposal
  • New Wave Marine 

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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