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Family Business of the Year

Family Business of the Year
Nominate a Family Business

The Family Business of the Year Awards were created to celebrate the UK family business sector, to recognise the diversity of family firms across the country and to celebrate the contribution that they make.

Family Business United continues to be a leading resource and online magazine for the sector, championing the cause and sharing best practice. These awards seek to showcase the best of British family firms, culminating in an awards reception in London.

We are looking for family firms, irrespective of their size, family firms that use their family nature and values to build successful businesses and represent great ambassadors for the sector as contenders for these awards.

Winners will be selected regionally and from a number of industry sectors, with an overall winner of the title, Family Business of the Year and a special award recognising the public's favourite will also be awarded, The People's Choice Award.

These awards are a great way to celebrate a great family business so nominate a family business for these awards and they may be the next winners of the Family Business of the Year title.

Previous Winners

HMG Paints Ltd
Supreme Champions
North & Northern Ireland - 2017

Largest manufacturer of paints and coatings in the UK. Includes product categories, technical and safety data sheets. Read More

Land of Beds
Retail
North & Northern Ireland - Winners 2017

At Land of Beds we are passionate about the importance of a regular and consistent sleep pattern and how this can affect quality of life. Read More

Thatchers Cider Company Ltd
Food & Drink
South & South West - Winners 2017

For more than a hundred years the Thatcher family has been quietly perfecting the magic that turns apples into cider. Read More

The Skin To Love Clinic
Health & Welfare
London & South East - Winners 2017

Working with some of the most revolutionary, market leading and recommended brands, such as Fraxel, Thermage, Soprano ICE and SkinCeuticals, we are co... Read More

The Churchmouse at Barbon
Hotel & Leisure
North & Northern Ireland - Winner 2017

The Churchmouse at Barbon is a village store, cafe and delicatessen all rolled in to one. Situated in the centre of the beautiful village of Barbon. Read More

Wm Armstrong Group
Transport & Logistics
North & Northern Ireland - Winners 2017

Established in 1927, the Wm Armstrong Group is a family run business based in Cumbria in the North West of England providing Road Haulage, Warehousing... Read More

Garthwest Ltd
People’s Choice Regional Winners
Yorkshire - Winners 2017

Our core business, Garthwest Packaging, manufactures over 1.5 million cardboard boxes each week, making us the largest independent manufacturer of car... Read More

Driver Hire Belfast
People’s Choice Regional Winners
North & Northern Ireland - Winners 2017

Driver Hire is the UK’s largest specialist transport and logistics recruitment company. Read More

Coach Tech Assist
People’s Choice Regional Winners
Scotland - Winners 2017

Coach Tech Assist is the newest Mobile Coach Repair Service to the Bus & Coach Industry Read More

Croots Farm Shop & Cafe
People’s Choice Regional Winners
Midlands - Winners 2017

Croots Farm Shop was opened in 2008 at Farnah House Farm, in Derbyshire – the home of Kay Croot’s parents since the 1960s.  Read More

F C Douch & Son
People’s Choice Regional Winners
South & South West - Winners 2017

An independent family owned funeral directors with branches throughout Dorset. Read More

Aston And James
People’s Choice Regional Winners
Thames Valley - Winners 2017

Everything for the workplace from Aston & James. Read More

Howard Nurseries Ltd
People’s Choice Regional Winners
East & East Anglia - Winners 2017

Howard Nurseries Ltd. is one of the country's largest, wholesale perennial specialists.  Read More

Nigel's Dairy Products Ltd
People’s Choice Regional Winners
Wales - Winners 2017

Welsh Dairy based in Carmarthen, delivering fresh Welsh produce in Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. Read More

Husk & Honey Granola
People’s Choice Regional Winners
London & South East - Winners 2017

Our range of beautifully crafted granolas are hand-baked in London with 100% organic oats and carefully sourced natural ingredients for prem... Read More

Thatchers Cider Company Ltd
Regional Family Business of the Year
South & South West - Winners 2017

For more than a hundred years the Thatcher family has been quietly perfecting the magic that turns apples into cider. Read More

Tims Dairy Limited
Regional Family Business of the Year
London & South East - Winners 2017

Tims Dairy remains a privately owned company specialising in high quality yogurt products.   Read More

Leekes Limited
Regional Family Business of the Year
Wales - Winners 2017

Leekes is a Welsh based retailer, with seven stores based in South Wales, South West England and The Midlands.  Read More

Warmer Homes Heating & Renewables Limited
Regional Family Business of the Year
East & East Anglia - 2017

Warmer Homes Heating & Renewables is owned by brothers Steve and Andy Pearce, who have followed in their father’s footsteps – Dennis &... Read More

RH Amar
Regional Family Business of the Year
Thames Valley - Winners 2017

RH Amar is one of the UK's leading fine food importers and distributors. Read More

General Building Plastics
Regional Family Business of the Year
Midlands - Winners 2017

GBP are specialist suppliers of PVC building products for interior and exterior applications Read More

HMG Paints Ltd
Regional Family Business of the Year
North & Northern Ireland - Winners 2017

Largest manufacturer of paints and coatings in the UK. Includes product categories, technical and safety data sheets. Read More

Ramsden International
Regional Family Business of the Year
Yorkshire - Winners 2017

British food and British groceries from award winning wholesale exporter. Direct from the UK to retailers and importers worldwide. Read More

Walkers Shortbread
Regional Family Business of the Year
Scotland - Winners 2017

Bakers of the finest shortbreads, biscuits, cakes and oatcakes produced by following the original recipes of founder Joseph Walker. Read More

John Ross Jr. (Aberdeen) Ltd
People’s Choice National Winners
Scotland - Winners 2017

Truly traditional Scottish smoked Scottish salmon and fine foods from Scotland Read More

Hawkshead Relish
Food & Drink
North & Northern Ireland - Winners Small Family Business 2017

Holding 50 Great Taste awards, Hawkshead Relish are speciality producers of traditional chutney, jam, mustard & preserves handmade in the Lake Dis... Read More

Neill & Brown Global Logistics
Transport & Logistics
North & Northern Ireland - Winners - Special Achievement Award 2017

Neill & Brown Global Logistics is a respected British logistics provider serving companies with efficient, integrated supply-chain solutions from ... Read More

Arthur David
Transport & Logistics
South & South West - Winners - Food Distribution 2017

Arthur David, 'Food with Service' offer a wide range of seasonal, fresh produce carefully selected and delivered to your door from their base in ... Read More

Bagnalls
Supreme Champions
Yorkshire - 2016

Bagnalls supply commercial decorating & painting services. We are commercial painting contractors with a reputation in the painting & decorati... Read More

Brend Hotels
People’s Choice National Winners
South & South West - 2016

A collection of luxury hotels across Devon & Cornwall including eleven hotels and a number of restaurants.  Read More

Macsween of Edinburgh
Regional Family Business of the Year
Scotland - 2016

Third generation family business and guardians of Scotland's national dish, haggis! Read More

Zonal Retail Data Systems
People’s Choice Regional Winners
Scotland - 2016

For businesses looking for sustainable growth and improved efficiencies Zonal, the UK's No.1 supplier of Hospitality EPoS Systems, has the answer. Read More

Ridgeview Wine Estate
Regional Family Business of the Year
London & South East - 2016

Producers of Internationally award winning English Sparkling Wine. Situated in the South Downs of England. Read More

Plan Insurance Brokers
People’s Choice Regional Winners
London & South East - 2016

Plan Insurance Brokers is an independent, family run commercial motor insurance brokerage. We have arranged high quality cover and provided intelligen... Read More

RH Amar
Regional Family Business of the Year
Thames Valley - 2016

RH Amar is one of the UK's leading fine food importers and distributors. Read More

The Copas Partnership
People’s Choice Regional Winners
Thames Valley - 2016

The Copas Partnership is a family-run business, based in Cookham in the heart of the Thames Valley, where the family can be traced back to 1698. Read More

Hypnos Limited
Regional Family Business of the Year
South & South West - 2016

Hypnos is a family firm with a reputation for making the most comfortable beds in the world Read More

Brend Hotels
People’s Choice Regional Winners
South & South West - 2016

A collection of luxury hotels across Devon & Cornwall including eleven hotels and a number of restaurants.  Read More

Adcock Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Limited
Regional Family Business of the Year
East & East Anglia - 2016

Suppliers of  fresh produce refrigeration and environmental control systems. Read More

Perrywood Garden Centre & Nurseries
People’s Choice Regional Winners
East & East Anglia - 2016

Perrywood is an independent, family-owned garden centre and nursery run by Alan, Karin and their children Simon & Hannah in Essex.  Read More

Penny Hydraulics Ltd
Regional Family Business of the Year
Midlands - 2016

Penny Hydraulics has been designing and manufacturing bespoke lifting solutions for more than 35 years.  Read More

G. Seller & Co Ltd
People’s Choice Regional Winners
Midlands - 2016

G. Seller and Co. Ltd have been serving the needs of families in Hinckley and the surrounding areas for over a 100 years.  Read More

Bagnalls
Regional Family Business of the Year
Yorkshire - 2016

Bagnalls supply commercial decorating & painting services. We are commercial painting contractors with a reputation in the painting & decorati... Read More

Study Links International
People’s Choice Regional Winners
Yorkshire - 2016

Study Links is a guardianship service provider and placement organisation. Read More

Bradley’s Bakery
Regional Family Business of the Year
North & Northern Ireland - 2016

Bradley's offer an extensive range of homemade pies each made to their own unique recipe. All the pies are prepared and baked fresh daily on the premi... Read More

Heart of the Lakes
People’s Choice Regional Winners
North & Northern Ireland - 2016

Here at Heart of the Lakes, we offer you a fine selection of Lake District cottages sleeping from just two up to the largest sleeping ten. Read More

SA Brain & Co Ltd
Regional Family Business of the Year
Wales - 2016

Brains is Wales’ most famous drink.  Brewed at The Cardiff Brewery, Brains' award-winning beers are now widely available across Wales and c... Read More

Seventh Heaven Antique Beds
People’s Choice Regional Winners
Wales - 2016

Seventh Heaven is a family run business also known as Divine Dreams. Read More

Perrywood Garden Centre & Nurseries
Homes & Gardens
East & East Anglia - 2016

Perrywood is an independent, family-owned garden centre and nursery run by Alan, Karin and their children Simon & Hannah in Essex.  Read More

Marton Mills
Luxury Goods
Yorkshire - 2016

Marton Mills Co Ltd was founded in 1931 predominantly manufacturing knitted textiles prior to a move to woven fabrics in 1980 in response to a changin... Read More

James Donaldson & Sons Ltd
Agriculture, Forestry & Farming
Scotland - 2016

The company began in 1860, when James Donaldson started selling timber from Tayport in Fife and now is a UK-wide company with 23 branches. Read More

Mactaggart & Mickel Homes Ltd
Property & Construction
Scotland - 2016

Mactaggart & Mickel, award winning family housebuilder has been hand-crafting new homes in Scotland for more than eighty years. Read More

Foster & Sons Removals Limited
Transport & Logistics
North & Northern Ireland - 2016

Foster and Sons Removals Ltd is a fourth generation family business based on strong traditions of quality and exceptional customer service.  Read More

Dege & Skinner
Retail
London & South East - 2016

Dege & Skinner, a family business since 1865, welcomes you to Savile Row, the home of the world's finest men's bespoke tailoring and shirt making.... Read More

Anderson Maguire
Health & Welfare
Scotland - 2016

Anderson Maguire, one of Scotland's most highly respected funeral directors, is an independent, family-owned company Read More

Playdale Playgrounds Ltd
Manufacturing
North & Northern Ireland - 2016

Outdoor playground equipment to suit all budgets and requirements Read More

English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues
Hotel & Leisure
North & Northern Ireland - 2016

Lake district hotel group English Lakes Hotels have 5 individual hotels, with luxury lake district hotels on Lake Windermere and 4 star hotels in Lanc... Read More

Ridgeview Wine Estate
Food & Drink
London & South East - 2016

Producers of Internationally award winning English Sparkling Wine. Situated in the South Downs of England. Read More

World Transport Agency Group Ltd
- Joint Winners 2015

At WTA, we provide a comprehensive range of quality integrated logistic services with full global reach, which can provide substantial benefits to you... Read More

J.R. Rix & Sons Ltd
- Joint Winners 2015

J.R. Rix & Sons Ltd is a family-owned British business that is headquartered in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. Read More

Aspall Cyder
- Winner 2015

Eight generations have been making their famous cyder! Read More

Exclusive Hotels and Venues
- Winner 2015

Stunning country hotels with luxury spa, golf club, wedding & conference facilities Read More

Walter E. Sturgess & Sons Ltd
- Winner 2015

The Sturgess Motor Group has a long established history as a leading car dealer in Leicestershire.  Read More

A. Proctor Group Ltd
- Winner 2015

Manufacturers of a range of breather membranes, aerogel insulation, timber cladding, acoustic flooring & groundworks solution Read More

Elliott Brothers Ltd
- Winner 2015

Established in 1842 and still family owned today, Elliotts are Hampshire's leading Independent Builders Merchant with 11 branches strategically locate... Read More

Partridges of Sloane Square
- Winner 2015

A delightful delicatessen and foodhall located on the King's Road close to Sloane Square, family owned and holders of a Royal Warrant granted in 1994.... Read More

Phillips Bros (woodshavings) Ltd
East & East Anglia - Winner 2015

Phillips Brothers of Suffolk have been established in the sawdust, straw & wood shavings market since 1894. We specialise in horse bedding & p... Read More

World Transport Agency Group Ltd
London & South East - Winner 2015

At WTA, we provide a comprehensive range of quality integrated logistic services with full global reach, which can provide substantial benefits to you... Read More

Fracino
Midlands - Winner 2015

Fracino is the UK’s only manufacturer of cappuccino and espresso machines and associated equipment  Read More

JW Lees Brewery
North & Northern Ireland - Winner 2015

J.W. Lees is a brewery in Middleton, Greater Manchester that has produced real ale since 1828. The brewery owns and operates 173 pubs, mainly in North... Read More

A. Proctor Group Ltd
Scotland - Winner 2015

Manufacturers of a range of breather membranes, aerogel insulation, timber cladding, acoustic flooring & groundworks solution Read More

Hoburne Holiday Parks
South & South West - Winner 2015

Hoburne have seven top quality holiday parks, situated in some of the most stunning locations the South of England has to offer. Read More

Shepcote Distributors Ltd
Yorkshire - Winner 2015

Shepcote are respected sugar merchants, food distributors and marzipan confectionery manufacturers.  Read More

Partridges of Sloane Square
- Winner 2015

A delightful delicatessen and foodhall located on the King's Road close to Sloane Square, family owned and holders of a Royal Warrant granted in 1994.... Read More

World Transport Agency Group Ltd
- Winner 2015

At WTA, we provide a comprehensive range of quality integrated logistic services with full global reach, which can provide substantial benefits to you... Read More

F. Hinds Limited
London & South East - Winner 2014

Independent family owned jewellery business offering an extensive selection of diamonds, gold and silver jewellery, watches, clocks and collectibles. Read More

G B Kent & Sons Ltd
Midlands - Winner 2014

G B Kent & Sons Ltd, manufacturers of brushes since the eighteenth century is one of the oldest established companies in Great Britain. Read More

Potter Logistics
North & Northern Ireland - Winner 2014

Potter Logistics is a family owned business with expertise in specialist warehouse, distribution and rail freight terminal services, Read More

The Scottish Shutter Company
Scotland - Winner 2014

When it comes to specialist knowledge, The Scottish Shutter Company has over 27 Years’ experience in coming up with aesthetic, creative solution... Read More

New Forest Ice Cream
South & South West - Winner 2014

Family firm who manufacture consistently top quality, great tasting ice cream for customers nationwide Read More

Potter Logistics
- Winner 2014

Potter Logistics is a family owned business with expertise in specialist warehouse, distribution and rail freight terminal services, Read More

RJ Balson and Son Ltd
- Winner 2014

The Balson family have been butchers since 1535 and deal in the highest quality meat, poultry and game, make a range of speciality foods, and offer an... Read More

Bastows Ltd
- Winner 2014

Bastows is the leading property restoration and redecoration company serving London's premier property managers and their residents. Read More

Fracino
- Winner 2014

Fracino is the UK’s only manufacturer of cappuccino and espresso machines and associated equipment  Read More

R Holt & Co Ltd
- Winner 2014

Holts Gems is a well established jewellers located in Hatton Garden, London specialising in bespoke jewellery Read More

New Forest Ice Cream
- Winner 2014

Family firm who manufacture consistently top quality, great tasting ice cream for customers nationwide Read More

George Campbell & Sons
- Winner 2014

Passionate about fish and supporting a responsible and efficient fishing industry that balances consumer demand with the conservation of fish stocks f... Read More

Potter Logistics
- Winner 2014

Potter Logistics is a family owned business with expertise in specialist warehouse, distribution and rail freight terminal services, Read More

Macsween of Edinburgh
Scotland - Winner 2013

Third generation family business and guardians of Scotland's national dish, haggis! Read More

NBT Group
North & Northern Ireland - Winner 2013

NBT has worked tirelessly to establish and maintain a reputation for exceptional packaging, tapes and office products. Read More

Cropwell Bishop Creamery
Midlands - Winner 2013

From the creamery in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir they have made mouthwateringly delicious Stilton for more than three generations. Read More

Hoburne Holiday Parks
- Winner 2013

Hoburne have seven top quality holiday parks, situated in some of the most stunning locations the South of England has to offer. Read More

Harrison Catering Services Limited
South & South West - Winner 2013

Harrison Catering Services is an independent family-owned company providing contract catering in multiple sites across the UK Read More

C.P.J. Field & Co. Ltd
London & South East - Winner 2013

C P J Field are proud of our long family history of providing funeral services, which stretches back more than three centuries Read More