2023 Key Dates
19 January – Launch Event
A lunchtime event for our family businesses, sponsors and judges to join us and celebrate the launch of the second decade of the Midlands Family Business Awards.
23 January – Entries Open
Entries open the day following the launch. 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
3 March – Entries Close - DEADLINE EXTENDED to 20 March!
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 April – Finalists Announced
The six Finalists in each of our 10 categories were due to be announced on 30 March, due to the extended deadline, shortlisting will conclude on Monday 3 April when the 2023 Finalists will be announced. Each finalist announced in our 10 judged categories will then be entered the People’s Choice Award.
20 April – Finalists Celebration
We will host the Finalists Celebration and People’s Choice Briefing on 20 April, the most likely venue for this will be central Midlands and it will be an afternoon event.
8 May to 26 May– Judging Days
Judging for each of our 10 categories will take place between Monday 8 May and Friday 26 May and we will aim to have all judging dates scheduled in as soon as possible. Each category has its own judging day with its own independent judging panel.
5 June – People’s Choice Voting Opens
The People’s Choice voting will open on 5 June giving finalists a few weeks from the Briefing to prepare their voting campaigns.
23 June – People’s Choice Voting Closes
Voting will close on 23 June, a week prior to the Awards Dinner.
29 June – Awards Ceremony & Dinner
The Awards Ceremony & Dinner will take place on Thursday 29 June at Kelham Hall.
For further information on the calendar of events for 2023, or any other aspect of the Midlands Family Business Awards, please contact Ped Briggs on 0115 9420 111 or email [email protected]