How to Enter

How to enter the Family Business Awards

Entries for the 2019 Midlands Family Business Awards opened on 3 May and due to a high number of requests for extra time, the entry deadline has been extended to Friday 26 July. There are 10 award categories to choose from and each family business can enter up to two categories for which it is eligible. 

Simply register your details, choose your category and start completing the online form. 

The Awards entries will be completed online. 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 new deadline of 26 July!

How are the awards judged?

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/October, where the 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. The family business representative leads the panel and has the casting vote.

The judges will want to find out more about your family 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 People’s Choice Award

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

The Awards Ceremony & Dinner

The Midlands Family Business Awards will reach their conclusion on Thursday 7 November at a glittering awards ceremony at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, 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 0111.

See you again in 2022!

The Awards launch for their second decade in Summer 2022 - see you then!