MON 24TH JUL 2017


Bringing the family business community together


The Family Business of the Year Awards 2017 seek to recognise the best family firms across the UK.  We have created a regional structure to the awards, industry sector awards and an overall winner who will be crowned Family Business of the Year 2017 at an awards evening in London.


The awards are FREE to enter for family firms of all types, sizes and sectors, and unlike other award events, there is no need to incur the expense of a table for dinner at the awards.  We like to do things differently at Family Business United so individual tickets are available for a Gala Champagne Reception and Awards Evening in the heart of London, enabling shortlisted firms to mingle with each other, share stories and make new friends.  


Shortlists will be determined and announced in the following categories:


REGIONAL CATEGORIES - These finalists will be announced in January 2017

London & South East

North Of England & Northern Ireland


South West

Thames Valley 




East Anglia 


SECTORS - These finalists will be announced at the final awards evening

Food & Drink

Transport & Logistics

Hotel & Leisure



Health & Welfare 


The above categories will be determined by our Judging Panel based on the nomination packs submitted by each family business.  


In addition, there will be a PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD that is presented to the overall winners of the online vote and the judges will pick an overall winner who will be crowned FAMILY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2017.


People's Choice Award, sponsored by Family Business United

Family Business of the Year, sponsored by Close Brothers Asset Management


Previous winners of these prestigious awards include Bagnalls, English Lakes Hotels, Playdale, G Seller & Co, WTA Group, Aspall, Phillips Brothers (Woodshavings) Limited, Shepcote, Exclusive Hotels & Venues, The Scottish Shutter Company, Bastows, Holts, Kent Brushes, RJ Balson, Fracino, Macsween of Edinburgh, Cropwell Bishop Creamery, Harrison Catering Services, Hoburne Holiday Parks, NBT Group and CPJ Field & Co.