Voting is now open for the 2023 Midlands Family Business Award’s People’s Choice category

The public can now vote for their favourite family business finalist in the 2023 Awards

The People’s Choice category is all about giving the community an opportunity to choose their favourite businesses, who have made it into the final stages of the Family Business Awards. Every person will get one vote each and will have the chance to look over all the different finalists, who are automatically entered into People’s Choice.

Voting opens on 5 June and closes at midnight on 23 June. You can vote via the Family Business Awards website or by going to the

Winners will be unveiled at the awards ceremony on 29 June at Kelham Hall and previous Family Business of the Year winner John Pye & Sons are sponsors of the Drinks Reception. All award profits and funds raised at the event will be donated to the award’s chosen charity for 2023 - Move Against Cancer.

Group managing director of The Wilson Organisation, Charlotte Perkins, said:

“The People’s Choice category is an incredible opportunity to reward family companies and individuals for all their hard work and progress. We encourage everyone to get involved and make their views count, their vote will help  ensure that hardworking individuals and family businesses are noticed and rewarded for their amazing success.  We can’t wait to welcome our finalists to our first summer awards ceremony to celebrate in style. Our current Family Business of the Year, The Wilkins Group, is headline sponsor and will be handing over the crown to their successor, in what will be a very special moment to start our second awards decade.”

More information about the awards, can be found on the Midlands Family Business Awards website, visit:

The final line up for the 2023 finalists is below:

Family Business of the Year (sponsored by Wilkins Group)

A.W. Lymn

Charles Bentley & Son

Hannells Estate Agents


Owen Taylor & Sons

Webb Hotel Group

Best Small Family Business (sponsored by Ward)

Allen Signs

Flame UK

Quarry Walk Park

Recruit 2 You

Slenderella Wholesale

The Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company

Construction & Property Excellence (sponsored by Buckles Solicitors)




Hannells Estate Agents

S Brown Paving


Digital Excellence (sponsored by Family Business Futures)

Award Leisure

Glitzy Bits Boutique

Go Cotswolds


Premier Community


Director of the Year (sponsored by Human Alchemy)

A.W. Lymn – Nigel Lymn Rose

Ambitions Personnel – Amanda Watson

CR Civil Engineering – Carl Roberts

Fashion UK – Gurdev Mattu

KryptoKloud – Allison Burrows

Total Reclaims Demolition – Melvyn Cross Jnr

Employer of the Year (sponsored by Recruit 2 You)

Cook Recruitment Group

CR Civil Engineering

Flame UK

Haywoods Contracts

Morley Hayes

The Midlands Training Company

Fastest Growing Family Business (sponsored by PwC)

Cook Recruitment Group

Fashion UK

H2O Hygiene

Premier Community


Webb Hotel Group

Manufacturing Excellence (sponsored by Shakespeare Martineau)

Charles Bentley & Son

Cropwell Bishop Creamery

Haywoods Contracts

Newark Cylinders

Owen Taylor & Sons

The Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company

Rising Stars (sponsored by The Wilson Organisation)

The Racing Room

Aben Interiors and Projects


The Handy Family Company

Sustainability (sponsored by Flame UK)


Lyte Packaging

Mainline Mouldings

Shredall SDS Group

Tyseley Energy Park


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