Awards Open

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Entries for the 10th National Family Business Awards are now open. DEADLINE 29 MARCH 2019.  After a decade of showcasing the very best in family-owned businesses, these awards have become the highest and most sought-after accolade a family-owned company can take home. 

Whether you’re a large 5th generation manufacturer in Yorkshire, a small husband and wife farm shop in Devon or a cutting-edge technology company in Edinburgh; enter the awards today and showcase your family business to the nation. 

The National Awards Ceremony will take place on 13th July 2019 at Wembley Stadium.

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``If you want to grow your family business on a national scale then these awards can ultimately help you do that. We first entered 5 years ago and have never looked back - I wouldn't dream of missing any.``

Rachel Tweedale, MD
The Elite Fish & Chip Co, Lincoln
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``Wembley is the place of Champions so where better to honour our incredible family business leaders than right here? We're part of such a unique community and I love being able to celebrate that with fellow entrepreneurs.``

Damian Walters, CEO
Bikbbi, Essex
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``I cannot BELIEVE we are National Champions. I never in a million years thought a wee family business in Scotland would be recognised as National Champions by the judges. Thank you, thank you, thank you.``

Murdo Smith, Founder
MDive, Scotland
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``It was an absolute honour for me to collect the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of my father, Rami Ranger CBE. He feels so humbled to be recognised by fellow leaders in the family business community.``

Reena Ranger, Director
Sun Mark, London
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`Wow, what an experience to treat my family and my team to an amazing night out at Wembley and share in such wonderful celebrations. What's more we won an award - thank you!``

Andy Howarth, Chairman
Howarths, Yorkshire

Family Businesses

everywhere are entering

10
years of awards
1000+
nominations
2000
Guests from all over the UK
250
champions crowned

Why

ENTER THESE AWARDS?

ONLY NATIONAL AWARD

The only award to nationally-recognise family firms from all four corners of the UK & Ireland.

GOLD STANDARD

After 10 years, these awards have become the Gold Standard in family business and a benchmark for the industry.

JUDGED ON VALUES

Unlike many awards, these aren't judged on turnover. Instead we get to the heart of what really makes each nominee such an extraordinary family firm.

ALL SIZES, ALL INDUSTRIES

Whether you're a first generation husband & wife team, or a fifth generation pillar of the community; we're simply here to recognise the very best, regardless of size.

NATIONAL COVERAGE

Over the years, our finalists and winners have received an unprecedented amount of coverage across industry, regional and national press including TV, radio, newspapers & online.

BE PART OF SOMETHING SPECIAL

The awards have become a dynamic community where like-minded business families can meet, network and do business together. It's their shared family values which make the relationships grow.

Gemma Firth, Matthews

You really do an amazing job of shining a light on family businesses and the importance they have for the UK economy. What a showcase of brilliant family-owned businesses.

Gemma Firth - www.matthews-printers.co.uk - 2nd generation, Matthews the Printers

Corrie Renton, Glencor Golf

The team are absolutely delighted with the Customer Service award and the reaction we’ve got from clients, suppliers and partners on social media has been great – we will be out for dinner again this week to celebrate some more!

Corrie Renton - www.glencorgolf.com - 2nd Generation, Glencor Golf

Hannah Leeke, Leekes

We entered these awards because we're proud to have been a family firm for over 120 years, employing over 1,000 people - it's important that family businesses like us stand proud of the contribution we make to our economy.

Hannah Leeke, 4th Generation - www.leekes.co.uk - Leekes, Wales

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THE ACTION

Watch last year’s awards video to find out what it meant to our winners to be crowned ‘National Champions’. Plus see what to expect when over 400 people from all over the UK & Ireland descend upon Wembley Stadium for a spectacular night of world-class food, inspiring entertainment and the show of all shows. 

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