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Midlands FBOTY 2019 Shortlist

12th January 2019 Paul Andrews

Family Business United is delighted to announce the family firms that are in contention for the Midlands Family Business of the Year Award 2019.

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 seventh 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.

The deliberations are over and the team at Family Business United are delighted to announce the family firms shortlisted for the Midlands Family Business Of The Year 2019 Award.  The winner will take over the title that was awarded to Hodgkinsons in 2018.  Previous winners include GB Plastics, Penny Hydraulics and Fracino.

2019 is also a reason to celebrate further as FBU are working with The Wilson Organisation, the organisers of the Midlands Family Business Awards, and for the first time in collaboration, winners of the Midlands Awards are eligible for automatic entry on to the shortlist for the FBU national awards.  In due course the finalists for the sector awards will be announced which gives further opportunities for all the shortlisted firms to progress and take home a title nationally.

The shortlisted firms in the running for the 2019 award are:

  • Quadzilla Ltd
  • Wrubble Ltd
  • Bright Side Vets
  • HSG UK Ltd
  • Ballards Removals
  • Pawprint Badges
  • KAPOK (1988) Ltd
  • Falcon Contract Flooring
  • Streets Heaver Healthcare Computing
  • Cattermole Group Ltd
  • Rutland Cycling
  • Oldrids
  • Ward Recycling
  • David Manners Group

As Paul Andrews, Founder and Managing Director of Family Business United, the award-winning magazine and resource centre for family firms in the UK, explains, "We are delighted to be able to pull together such a vibrant bunch of family businesses, 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.  Not only are the shortlisted firms in with a shot at taking the Midlands title, they are also in the running to be crowned the Best of British as the Supreme Champion Family Business of the Year for 2019."

"Family firms are the backbone of the UK economy and cover all sectors of the business community too.  Any one of those shortlisted would make worthy winners and ambassadors for the sector. We are looking forward to finding out more about each of them and I am sure that the decisions to determine the winner will not be easy as we seek to indentify another great ambassador to fly the flag for family businesses in the Midlands."

The awards process concludes at a Gala Reception and awards ceremony that takes place in London at the prestigious May Fair Hotel in London on June 6 where the regional and sector winners will be crowned together with the overall Supreme Champion Family Business of the Year for 2019.

You can vote for your favourite to win the Midlands People's Choice Family Business of the Year 2019 here


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