The Midlands Family Business Awards 2018 winners and highly commended were announced at a prestigious black-tie ceremony at Leicester’s Athena on Thursday 22 November, where our finalists, sponsors and judges gathered to celebrate our region’s brilliant family businesses.

For the full line-up of our Winners and Highly Commended, see our news below. 

This is the ninth year for the Awards and once again the Awards team, our panel of judges and each of our sponsors have been blown away by the exceptional performance, talent, ambition and entrepreneurial spirit of our finalists this year.

The Awards remain unique in their independence, integrity and as a not-for-profit initiative but none of this would be possible without the fantastic support of our sponsors and judges.

Thank you to our fantastic finalists, coming from every county within the Midlands, across a diverse range of sectors - you truly represent the best of family businesses.

We look forward to seeing you in 2019, when we will be celebrating 10 years of the Midlands Family Business Awards!

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What people have said...

Just a quick note to congratulate you on another highly successful Midlands Family Business Awards. It was a fantastic evening on Thursday, a fitting celebration of family business and the culmination of a huge amount of hard work, enthusiasm and inspiration. Huw Davies, The Institute for Family Business

Our experience of the qualifying process and the awards evening itself is one not to be forgotten. We would certainly encourage any company, large or small, to take up the challenge and enter for an award. Charles Bentley,  Charles Bentley & Son

The Family Business Awards team are just fantastic, they helped us every step of the way. Ped & Charlotte were always on the end of the phone when I was having a crisis, nothing was too small or too big to deal with - Charlie Marshall - Marshalls Coaches


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