2024 Key Dates

The Midlands Family Business Awards have key dates throughout the year, these are detailed here

21 February – Launch Event

A lunchtime event for our family businesses, sponsors and judges to join us and celebrate the launch of the 2024 Midlands Family Business Awards.

22 February – Entries Open

Entries will open on Thursday 22 February at 9am. The Awards are completely free to enter and each family business can enter two categories for which they are eligible. Entries will be made online through the entry portal.

19 April – EXTENDED DEADLINE Entries Close 

We’ll send a reminder to all entrants that have not submitted entry forms. It takes a while to prepare the shortlisting packs for our Judges, so in exceptional circumstances we can grant a short extension to the deadline.

3 May – Finalists Announced

The six Finalists in each of our 10 categories will be announced. Each finalist announced in our 10 judged categories will then be entered the People’s Choice Award.

16 May – Finalists Celebration

We will host the Finalists Celebration, including the Judging Briefing and People's Choice Briefing on 16 May, this will be hosted in Nottingham and will be a lunchtime event.

3 June to 28 June – Judging Days

Judging for each of our 10 categories, each with their own independent judging panel, the judging date for the categories you enter will be published on the entry form, so when you submit your entry please tentatively book the dates in your diaries.

2 September to 27 September – People’s Choice Voting

The People’s Choice voting will open on Tuesday 2 September, giving finalists plenty of time following the Briefing to prepare their voting campaigns. Voting will close on 27 September, a week before the Awards Ceremony & Dinner.

3 October – Awards Ceremony & Dinner

The Awards Ceremony & Dinner will take place on Thursday 3 October.

Further information

For further information on the calendar of events for 2024, or any other aspect of the Midlands Family Business Awards, please contact Ped Briggs on 0115 9427506 or email pbriggs@wilorg.com