People’s choice voting is now open for the 10th Midlands Family Business Awards

Voting is now open to the public to choose their favourite finalists for the 2019 Midlands Family Business Awards.

Until 31 October – People’s Choice – the only awards category for the 10th Midlands Family Business Awards to be decided purely by the public will be open for voting.

All finalists in each of the ten 2019 awards categories are automatically entered into the People’s Choice category, sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants – and voting is completely free of charge and can be made on the awards website.

The award presents a great opportunity for customers, clients, employees, business contacts and followers to make their views count by personally selecting their favoured family business.

Voting closes at midnight on 31 October, and all votes will then be counted to identify the overall Winner and two Highly Commended for the category.

Award winners will then be revealed at the Awards Ceremony & Dinner on Thursday 7 November at Leicester’s King Power Stadium. 

Group managing director of The Wilson Organisation, Charlotte Perkins, said: “We encourage people to take the opportunity and vote for their favourite family businesses of 2019, as the People’s Choice category is a brilliant opportunity to help hard working family companies and individuals get noticed.

“This year’s entrants really demonstrated the exceptional standard of family businesses across the region and we’d like to say a big congratulations to all entrants through to the final stages of the awards and we look forward to seeing you all at the black-tie awards dinner on 7th November, where the winners and highly commended will be announced.

“Now in our tenth year, we are incredibly proud of how the awards have grown year on year and I believe that is testament to the volume and calibre of brilliant firms in the Midlands, and the fact that family businesses embrace celebrating their success and that of others.”

Main sponsors for the 2019 awards are OrderWise, Buckles Solicitors, PwC, Shakespeare Martineau, Streets Chartered Accountants and Ward Recycling.

The much-deserving Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and The Midlands Air Ambulance are the selected charities that the awards will be supporting this year.

The full line up of finalists for 2019 is:


Family Business of the Year (sponsored by OrderWise)

Award Leisure

Charles Bentley & Son

Johnsons Coach and Bus Travel

Network Telecom

The Wilkins Group

UK Meds


Best Small Family Business

F Hunt Coach Hire

Howells Patent Glazing

Payara Services

Petwood Hotel


The Wool Packaging Company


Construction & Property Excellence

Andrews Building Supplies

Farrow Walsh Consulting

Hodgkinson Builders

O'Keeffe Building Services

S Brown Paving



Corporate Social Responsibility (Sponsored by Ward Recycling)

Bright Side Vets

Bumble Hole Foods

Jupiter group

Oakland International


The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company


Employer of the Year (Sponsored by Buckles Solicitors)

Absolute Works

CR Civil Engineering

Lobina Transport Services

Price & Fretwell

Total Reclaims Demolition


Fastest Growing Family Business (sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers)

Absolute Apparel

Imperial GB

Juice Sauz

Jupiter Group

UK Meds

Vanilla Underground


Next Generation Family Business Leader (sponsored by Shakespeare Martineau LLP)

A W Lymn – Matthew Lymn Rose

Attend EDC – Matthew Hogg

Ballards Removals – Matthew Ballard

Global Solutions for Clothing - Harrison Palmer

River Canal Rescue – Jay Forman

Streets Heaver – Benedict Heaver


Manufacturing Excellence (sponsored by The Wilson Organisation)

Charles Bentley & Son

Clifton Packaging

Grayson Thermal Systems

Jointine Products

Juice Sauz

SuperFOIL Insulation


Rising Stars

Bright Side Vets

Daily Bread Yoga & Wellness

Liberate IT Services

Recruit 2 You

SMART Balustrades

Your Buddys World


Service Excellence

Absolute Works

Andrews Building Supplies

Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld

G Seller & Co

Johnsons Coach and Bus Travel

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