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New Awards For UK’s Family Business Sector Attracts Huge Response

Changemakers & Groundbreakers’, a sensational new awards campaign dedicated to celebrating family-owned businesses in the UK has been overwhelmed with entries from all over the country.

From a second generation toy manufacturer exporting around the world to a 100-employee logistics firm and an 8th generation jeweller; the entrants represent some of the most dynamic, entrepreneurial companies in the UK.

In the UK alone there are 5.2 million family-owned businesses who employ 14 million people. Globally, 86% of family firms expect growth in 2022 so there is a huge reason to champion and support this extraordinary part of the business sector.

Amalia Brightley-Gillott, Managing Director of Family Business Place who are organising the awards says,

“We are thrilled to be shining a spotlight on the very best, independent businesses our country has to offer. Family firms are shaking off their reputation for being old-fashioned and instead we’re seeing innovative, agile companies who have big plans for the future. The purpose of the ‘Changemakers & Groundbreakers’ awards is to tell their stories and give the families behind these businesses a chance to be recognised.”

The awards are sponsored by Cynergy Bank and are also being supported by several distinguished family businesses including Walker Construction in Kent, Yorkshire Packaging Systems and Helen Gibson MBE at Agencia.

Any family business can enter for free, regardless of size, industry or location. Every entry will be featured in a special Awards Celebration Book which will be distributed this summer.

Entries can be submitted online until Friday 24th June at ​​