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Having won the People’s Choice award in 2016 and Family Business of the Year back in 2017, we at OrderWise have been proud sponsors of the awards for the last two years. With the Wilson Organisation celebrating the awards’ 10th anniversary, the Midlands Family Business Awards aim to help shine a light on the region’s most talented and successful family businesses.
This year saw a record number of 130 entries, with the judges having the unenviable task of having to narrow these down to just 51 finalists. As sponsor of the Family Business of the Year category, our own Founder & CEO David Hallam took part in the judging process and was amazed by the high-calibre of the entries for 2019.
To celebrate the announcement of this year’s finalists, our Marketing Manager, Dave Collins, attended a special presentation lunch for all the 2019 Midlands Family Business Awards finalists. Held at the stunning Donington Hall in Derbyshire, the event was an opportunity for the shortlisted businesses across all award categories to celebrate their success over a networking lunch.
There was also a variety of speakers delivering insight into the next steps of the awards process, including a welcome from Charlotte Perkins of the Wilson Organisation and James Pinchbeck from Streets Accountants who outlined the People’s Choice voting process. Our Marketing Manager Dave also delivered a talk from the winner’s perspective, offering advice to finalists on how to make the most of their nomination.
The 2019 finalists are made up of family businesses from across a broad range of different industries and sectors. In the running for OrderWise Family Business of the Year are:
All six companies will visit OrderWise HQ in October for the final part of their judging process. The black-tie awards ceremony will then take place on Thursday 7th November at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, and we can’t wait to join the 300 guests who will be in attendance on the night and see who emerges victorious in each category.
Congratulations once again to all the finalists and best of luck!
You can view all the other category finalists and learn more about the awards on the official Midlands Family Business Awards website.
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