Public vote opens to find the region’s favourite family business

Voting is now open for the public to choose their favourite of the 48 businesses that are finalists in the 2018 Midlands Family Business Awards.

The People’s Choice category is decided purely by public vote and the rare opportunity for customers, clients, employees, business contacts and followers to make their views count by voting for their personal favourite family business.

All finalists in each of the ten award categories for 2018 are eligible for and automatically entered into the People’s Choice category.

Voting is completely free of charge and can be made online via the Awards website

Amongst the 2018 awards finalists entered into the People’s Choice category are Ward Recycling, G Wathall & Son and A1 Flue Systems.

The roll call of finalists from the East Midlands also includes Morley Hayes Leisure, Fashion UK, J-Flex and Bright Side Vets.

Through to the final stages from the West Midlands are Bumble Hole Foods Ltd, Southall Associates Ltd and Travelworld Motorhomes, amongst many others.

Once voting has closed at midnight on the 15th November, all votes will be counted to identify the overall winner and highly commended in the category. All Award and category winners will be revealed at the Midlands Family Business Awards’ ceremony, for which is media partner, and black-tie dinner on Thursday 22nd November 2018 at Leicester’s Athena.

“All our fantastic finalists are entered into our People’s Choice category, which is sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants,” said Charlotte Perkins, MD of The Wilson Organisation, which organises the awards. “This is the only category decided purely by public vote.

“Our online voting system is now open but closes on the 15th November, and in contrast to the other award categories, this People’s Choice gives the public the opportunity to vote for their favourite family business, but time is running out!”

Now in their ninth year, the Midlands Family Business Awards are backed and run by The Wilson Organisation, and are the UK’s only independent, not for profit awards for family businesses. And in a new feature for 2018, all winners will also have automatic entry into the regional finals of the Family Business of the Year Awards, run by partner of the Midlands Family Business Awards, Family Business United, along with any relevant industry and market sector categories.

For more information about the Awards, and to vote in the People’s Choice category, visit:

The awards are the only independent not-for-profit awards for family businesses in the Midlands. This year they are sponsored by OrderWise, John Pye Auctions, V Formation, The Wilson Organisation, Buckles Solicitors, PwC, Morningside Pharmaceuticals, Shakespeare Martineau and Streets Chartered Accountants.