Midlands Family Business Awards open for entries

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Now in their eighth year, the Midlands Family Business Awards, organised by Nottinghamshire family business The Wilson Organisation are now open for entries.

They are the only initiative in the Midlands dedicated to celebrating and recognising the success, achievements and innovations of the region’s family run and owned businesses.

As accountants and tax advisers looking after family businesses, Lincolnshire-based Streets Chartered Accountants is once again supporting the awards as sponsors of the People’s Choice Award.

In 2016 this award was won by Orderwise, the rapidly expanding Lincolnshire based company engaged in the provision of business management software.

James Pinchbeck, Marketing Partner at Streets Chartered Accountants, said: “Family and Owner-Managed businesses represent a significant proportion of our client portfolio as well as businesses in the Midlands and nationwide.

“As such the contribution they make to the economy should not be underestimated, with their unique mix of passion for enterprise, innovation and commitment to service.

“These types of businesses are also an important part of the Midlands Engine economic output. Therefore it does seem fitting to recognise the business excellence of such enterprises, many of which fail to recognise or promote their own success.

“We also see the awards as a key part of our commitment and support to sector which includes are family business orientated events organised as part of our Family Business Forum.”

The overall winner of the Family Business Awards in 2016 was Midlands-based John Pye Auctions.

Other category winners and finalists included Northamptonshire-based Ideal Manufacturing, Avalon Cabins in Grantham, Grimsby-based Ramsden International, Woodhall Spa’s The Petwood Hotel and Systematic Print based in North Lincolnshire.

For more information and to enter the Midlands Family Business Awards 2017, click or tap here. The closing date for entries is Monday, July 31 2017.

The Awards Ceremony will take place at a Gala Dinner at the Derby Velodrome on Thursday, November 9 2017.