Welcome to the Midlands Family Business Awards

The Midlands Family Business Awards will showcase the achievements of family businesses and their leaders, giving the region’s best run and most innovative family businesses the chance to shine.

We welcome entries from all sizes of family business and from all industry sectors, and the Awards are completely free to enter. Give your family business the recognition it deserves!

Click here to go to the online entry platform

How to enter the Family Business Awards

Entries for the 2016 Midlands Family Business Awards open on Monday 23 May and close at midnight on 18 July. There are 10 award categories and you can enter up to three categories.

All Awards entries will be completed online this year, so simply click here to register your details, choose your category and start completing the online form. You’ll also be able to upload documents, pictures and films to support your entry.

You can save the entry form and revisit it as many times as you wish, just remember to submit your entries by the closing date of 18 July!

Judging for the Family Business Awards

Six finalists will be chosen for each award category and will be announced at the end of August; each category has its own judging day during September.

The six category finalists will go forward to an informal interview with our panel of independent judges drawn from leading family businesses, supported by the sponsors, the Awards team and industry experts. They will no doubt want to find out more about your business and how you’ve made it a success. The interviews will help our judges to select the Winner and two Highly Commended in each category. The family business representative leads the panel and has the casting vote.

The People’s Choice Award

Each of the finalists shortlisted in our 10 judged categories will be automatically entered in the People’s Choice Award, where the Winner and Highly Commended are decided purely by online public vote. We will provide all our finalists with the templates they need to encourage their customers, clients, suppliers and business contacts to vote for them.

The awards ceremony

The Midlands Family Business Awards will reach their conclusion on Thursday 17 November at a glittering awards ceremony at The Great Hall, University of Birmingham, where the Winners will be announced.

We’re here to help…

Should you require more information or help with your entry, please email Ped Briggs or call Ped on 0115 942 7506.

Click here to go to the online entry platform

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