Nominate • 31 March 2017
Submit your nomination(s) online using the form provided before Friday 31st March. You will then receive an email confirmation from our Awards Manager, Susan Anderson, to make sure we have all the correct details and she can answer any further questions you might have.
Red Letter Day • 7 April 2017
Once the entries have closed, our team will verify each nomination to ensure all the criteria have been met. If successful, you will receive a special RED ENVELOPE in the post confirming that you are an official 2017 Nominee (we know, it’s like Christmas!) and Susan will give you a call to talk you through the next steps and send you a Nominee Marketing Toolkit.
Video Interview • May 2017
Every nominee will be asked to take part in a 15-minute video call with a member of the team. Please don’t worry, it won’t be the Spanish Inquisition! It’s so we can find out more about the business and the people behind it. It will be used by the judging panel in addition to your nomination form. Interviews will take place via Skype (FBPlace2) or on the phone if not possible.
Ongoing Publicity • May, June & July 2017
As well as being able to download and use your own Nominee Marketing Toolkit full of logos, banners and press releases etc, we will be in touch regularly to help you promote and publicise your nomination including a Finalist Profile on the website. We will connect with you on Twitter and showcase your business to our audience of over 4,000 national followers.
Awards Night • 15 July 2017, Wembley Stadium, London
The spectacular National Awards Ceremony at London’s iconic Wembley Stadium brings together regional nominees from all over the UK to meet each other and celebrate the incredible contribution family businesses make to the British & Irish economy. Dedicated regional networking during our champagne reception means you’ll meet fellow family business leaders and entrepreneurs from your area.
10 Regional winners will be announced, PLUS they’ll all go through with a chance to be crowned Overall National Winner. National recognition for the finest family businesses in the UK and Ireland.
To qualify as a ‘family business’, the family should own at least a majority share in the company
There should be at least one family member working in the business or on the board
Business can be multi-generational, husband and wife, sibling partnerships or any combination of family
The business must be incorporated with Companies House and have been trading for at least 2 years
Must be VAT registered in the UK
You can enter up to 3 categories but each nomination must be different and tailored to that category
A full nomination form must be completed for each entry