Organised by award-winning magazine and resource centre, Family Business United, the Family Business of the Year Awards seek to celebrate the strengths and depth of expertise of family firms across the UK. Now in their eighth year, the awards are open to firms of any size, from any sector and are designed to recognise the best family firms in the country. With previous winners including Perrywood Garden Centres, Aspall and Adcock UK, the awards are a fantastic opportunity for family businesses to raise their industry profile.
Judges are formed of an expert panel drawn from across the sector, including Alexandra Nelson, Partner and new Head of Family Business Services at Birketts.
The shortlisted firms are:
- Askham Village Community
- Avocet Cleaning Services Ltd
- Barnwell Print Ltd
- Carribean Blinds UK Ltd
- Challs International
- Geoffrey Parker
- Gunite Group
- Holiday Tots
- Kirbys Coaches
- Leadership Through Data
- Perrywood Garden Centre & Nurseries
- Stephen Walters & Sons Ltd
- Ufford Park Hotel
- Ultimotive Ltd
Founder and Managing Director of Family Business United, commented: “It is a privilege to be able to bring together such a diverse selection of family businesses, including both well-established firms and those just embarking on a new chapter, to network, share their experiences and make new friends."
Alexandra Nelson, Partner and Head of Family Business Services at Birketts, added: "As always, the calibre of entrants is extremely strong and this event gives the best firms a chance to showcase their achievements and demonstrate why they deserve to be at the top of their sector. It is never easy picking a winner but the awards serve as a fantastic reminder of the quality of family businesses in the East and East Anglia region."
The event will conclude with a champagne gala reception at the prestigious May Fair Hotel in London on 4 June, where winners will be presented with their awards.
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