How do you define a family business?
We define a family business as being influenced by a family or by a family relationship and that perceives itself to be a family business. For example, the family as a body may effectively control business operations because it owns more than 50% of the voting shares or because family members fill a significant number of the top management positions.
What constitutes the Midlands?
We define the Midlands as including Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire, Birmingham, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Northamptonshire.
How much does it cost to enter?
All entries are completely free and you can enter up to three categories for which you are eligible.
When do entries open?
Entries are open in May and close at the end of July. We will announce the six finalists in each category at the end of August.
What's the judging process?
Our Awards are completely independent and each of our 10 categories has its own judging panel and its own judging day. Each judging panel will be led by a leading family business person, supported by a sponsor representative, an industry expert or representative from a professional body such as the CBI or IoD, and a representative from the Awards team to facilitate the judging day. The family business representative leads the panel and has the casting vote.
A shortlist of six businesses will be decided for each award category and will be announced in August. The six shortlisted businesses in each category will then go forward to an informal interview in September with our judging panel, who will no doubt want to find out more about the business and its road to success. The interviews will help our judges to select the winner and two highly commended businesses in each category.
The winner and highly commended in each of our 10 categories will be announced at the Ceremony & Dinner in November.
Will you protect the details I provide on my registration?
The Midlands Family Business Awards team is committed to protecting your privacy. We understand that the information you provide to us is your information, and we intend to keep it that way. We don't share data, sell data or mail you on behalf of others and we comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. We will use the details you provide to keep you up-to-date with Awards information, news and family business events, and will always provide you with a way to unsubscribe. If you have any queries in relation to your data please contact Ped Briggs on 0115 942 7506.
When will you announce the winners?
The Awards Ceremony will take place in November, this year the event will be held in the East Midlands.
For help or advice with any aspect of the awards, please contact Ped Briggs