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.
We are delighted to announce that the shortlisting process is complete and can now reveal our Finalists for 2018 - and it's great to see some of our previous winners on the list alongside some fantastic family businesses new to the Awards this year! Just head to our Category pages to see the Finalists in each of our 10 Awards categories for 2018.
Each of our Finalists will now go forward to interview to decide the Winners and Highly Commended. Every category has its own judging day with its own independent judging panel and judging will take place throughout September and October and although the decision on the Winner and two Highly Commended is made at the end of each judging day, the results will remain secret until the Awards Ceremony & Dinner on 22 November.
We wish all our 2018 finalists the best of luck at their judging days and look forward to meeting them all at the Finalists Celebration & People's Choice Briefing at Donington Hall on 4th October.
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
The 2018 Awards are open for entries!
Entries for the 2018 Midlands Family Business Awards have been reviewed by our judging panels and the Finalists have now been announced!