The National Family Business Awards 2018 Are Open For Entries

Returning to London’s iconic Wembley Stadium, The National Family Business Awards 2018 are the UK’s most prestigious awards ceremony for family businesses- and are now accepting nominations.

Family business leaders from all over the UK & Ireland are in for the chance to be crowned National Champion at the ceremony taking place on the 14th July.

Businesses can be nominated for awards for exceptional philanthropic endeavours, offering fantastic apprenticeship opportunities, young rising stars innovating within the business world, and more experienced entrepreneurs whose lives have made a lasting impact.

Hosted by Family Business Place, and now in their ninth year, the awards seek to recognise and honour some of the most exciting, innovative and longstanding family businesses around the UK. From 200-year old cheese makers in Yorkshire to second generation perfumers in London and sibling start-ups in Devon, the awards have become one of the most sought-after accolades in business.

Over 350 family business leaders and entrepreneurs were in attendance at Wembley last year.

Anita Brightley-Hodges, Chairman of Family Business Place says, “Family businesses are the shining stars of the British economy and the beating heart of our local communities, employing 1 in 3 people.

“Despite their incredible contribution they are often modest and shy about publicising their achievements and so we founded The National Family Business Awards to celebrate them.”

Manufacturer Smart Actuator won the Family Business of the Year Award at the 2017 ceremony. Tonya O’Donnell, Marketing Director of Smart, says, ‘‘I entered The National Family Business Awards because I wanted to prove to the family that a family business can do great things.”

“I wanted to give them and all of our team the confidence, and I knew that it would be a boost to them to have the recognition…it was a big deal for us, winning the Family Business award. I’ve made sure it’s on all our marketing material.’’

Entries close 31st March 2018.

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