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Our 2024 Finalists Revealed!

The Midlands Family Business Awards 2024, which celebrate family businesses across the East and West Midlands, has revealed this years’ shortlist.

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After a record number of entries, 50+ family businesses from around the Midlands have been shortlisted across nine categories including Sustainability, Property & Construction Excellence, Digital & Tech Innovation, Service Excellence, Young Director and Employer of the Year, as well as Best Small Business, Fastest Growing and the much-coveted Family Business of the Year.

Organised by third generation family business, The Wilson Organisation, which specialises in insurance and financial services and supported by a range of high-profile sponsors, the Midlands Family Business Awards gives family businesses of all sizes, from all sectors, the opportunity to recognised for the huge contribution they make to the region.

Charlotte Perkins, Group Managing Director of The Wilson Organisation said: “The standard of entries has been exceptionally high this year and we are so pleased that so many family businesses have taken the time to showcase their achievements. We received such strong entries in Best Small Family Business and Service Excellence categories that we’ve taken the decision to shortlist extra finalists in those categories, for the first time ever.”

Specialist providers of HR, payroll and finance software and services, MHR, were winners of the Family Business of the Year in 2023 and are main sponsors for this years’ celebration. MHR Chairman, Jessica Mills, comments: “We’re incredibly proud to be a family business, and as we enter our 40th anniversary it’s a pleasure to be working with The Wilson Organisation to acknowledge the achievements of other family businesses in the region large and small, across multiple sectors. The judges will have their work cut out trying to select just one winner from each category.”

The finalists celebration event will take place on Thursday 16th May at The Carriage Hall, giving the successful shortlisted businesses an opportunity to network with sponsors and reflect on their achievements.

 Full shortlist in the Midlands Family Business Awards 2024

 Family Business of the Year - Sponsored by MHR

  • Brilliant Hygiene Services, Derby
  • Coinadrink, Walsall
  • Landermeads Nursing Home, Nottingham
  • Nexus Care Services, Sutton Coldfield
  • Red Rhino Crushers UK, Lincolnshire
  • WB Power Services, Heanor

·Best Small Family Business - Sponsored by Ward

  • ACE Bookings, Derby
  • Freckleface Home Fragrance, Spalding
  • Hardy Signs, Burton-Upon-Trent
  • Jointine Products, North Hykeham
  • Route4 Solutions, Beeston
  • SMART Balustrades, Staffordshire
  • Will Hire, Stourbridge

Best Digital Tech Innovation - Sponsored by Family Business Futures

  • Coinadrink, Walsall
  • Due Diligence Checking, Leicester
  • SuperFOIL Insulation, Lincoln
  • Ward, Derbyshire
  • Your Help Hub, Nottingham

Employer of the Year - Sponsored by The Wilson Organisation

  • Danton HR, Worcestershire
  • Jupiter Play & Leisure, Nottingham
  • Streets Heaver Healthcare Computing, Lincoln
  • The Deeley Group, Coventry
  • The Workplace Depot, Nottingham
  • Total Reclaims Demolition, Nottingham

Fastest Growing Family Business - Sponsored by PwC

  • Adey Steel Group, Loughborough
  • Bambino’s & Beyond, Burton-Upon-Trent
  • Freckleface Home Fragrance, Spalding
  • Quality Life UK, Derby
  • The Berry Group, Derby
  • W B Power Services, Heanor

Property & Construction Excellence - Sponsored by Buckles

  • Arctic Cabins, Nottingham
  • Boss Group, Lincoln
  • S Brown Paving, Alfreton
  • The Berry Group, Derby
  • The Deeley Group, Coventry
  • The Home Styling Company, Market Harborough

Service Excellence - Sponsored by Premier Community

  • Absolute Works, Warwickshire
  • AFJ Limited, Birmingham
  • Brilliant Hygiene Services, Derby
  • SuperFOIL Insulation, Lincoln
  • Trent Safety Services, Nottingham
  • Vale Clearances, Nottingham
  • Welch the Florist, Nottingham

Sustainability - Sponsored by The Handy Family Company

  • Go4Greener Waste Management, Derby
  • Hideaway Home Fragrances, Leicestershire
  • HSG UK, Derby
  • Midland Lead, Swadlincote
  • Rock Fall UK, Alfreton
  • Wedge Group Galvanizing, Wolverhampton

Young Director of the Year - Sponsored by Shakespeare Martineau

  • EMC Hire Group, Nottingham - Ewan Cross
  • Fabric Recruitment, Nottingham - Katie Turner
  • Recruit 2 You, Heanor - Jenna Bates
  • Rock Fall UK, Alfreton - Richard Noon
  • S Brown Paving, Alfreton - Naomi Brown
  • Willshee's Waste & Recycling, Burton-on-Trent - Dean Willshee

All Finalists are now eligible for the 'People’s Choice’ award, sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants, which is determined by a public vote throughout September.

Award Ceremony & Dinner

The finalists in each category will meet with their judging panels during June. Winners will be revealed in an Award Ceremony on 3 October 2024 at Athena in Leicester.

 The Awards is a not-for-profit initiative. All proceeds from the Awards will go to charities in our region supporting our communities and young enterprise.