How to Enter

How to enter the Family Business Awards

Entries for the 2024 Midlands Family Business Awards open on Thursday 22 February and the entry deadline is 6 April. There are 10 award categories and you can enter up to two categories for which you are eligible. The Awards entries can be made online at

Simply 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 6 April!


How are the awards judged?

Six finalists will be chosen for each award category and will be announced at the end of April; each category has its own judging day during June, 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

The Midlands Family Business Awards will reach their conclusion on Thursday 3 October at a glittering awards ceremony where the results will be announced.

We're here to help...

Should you require more information or help with your entry, please contact:

Ped Briggs

0115 942 7506 or 07769 258 307

Natalie Jackson

07500 837 512