The Midlands Family Business Awards are the UK's only independent not-for-profit awards for family businesses. Each year the Awards recognise and reward success across a range of 10 categories.
Entries for the 2018 Awards have now closed and the submissions are with our judges to review. The six finalists in each category will be announced at the end of August, so it's now time for our entrants to sit back and keep those fingers crossed!
Each of our 10 categories has its own judging day with its own independent judging panel. Judging will take place from 17 September to 19 October and although the decision on the Winner and two Highly Commended is made at the end of the judging day, the decisions will remain secret until the Awards Ceremony & Dinner on 22 November.
We wish all our 2018 entrants the best of luck and also our judging panels - we have so many fantastic entries this year they really have a tough job ahead of them.
We'd like to introduce you to our fabulous sponsors for the 2018 Awards, through their support the Awards remain a not-for-profit initiative - and completely free to enter!
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