Date: 4th September 2018
Press release from Family Business Awards. See website for more information.
Owen Taylor & Sons in the running for top award
Leading butchers Owen Taylor & Son’s is in the running for a top award for Midlands family businesses.
The company, a 3rd generation family run catering and retail butchers is a finalist in the both the Manufacturing Excellence and Corporate Social Responsibility categories of the Midlands Family Business Awards, the UK’s only independent, not-for-profit annual Awards showcase for family businesses in the Midlands.
Representatives of Owen Taylor’s will now meet with the Awards’ independent judging panel, which is led by a leading family business individual, supported by a sponsor representative, an industry expert, and representative from the Midlands Family Business Awards team.
The company is also automatically entered into the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants. The Winner and Highly Commended of this special award are decided solely by the number of votes from the public, and votes can be made online at www.familybusinessawards.co.uk from the 1st to 31st October 2018.
The winners of the Awards’ ten categories remain a tightly kept secret until the Awards ceremony and black-tie dinner, which takes place on Thursday 22nd November 2018 at Leicester’s Athena, and will be attended by more than 300 guests, including representatives from Owen Taylor & Son.
Commenting on being named a finalist in the Awards, Richard Taylor, Managing Director of Owen Taylor’s said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have been named finalist in both the Manufacturing Excellence and Corporate Social Responsibility categories at the Midlands Family Business Awards. Our staff and suppliers have the right to be very proud of this achievement as they produce some of the regions finest products whilst really contributing to the local community.”
Now in their ninth year, the not-for-profit Midlands Family Business Awards are backed and run by The Wilson Organisation. The firm’s MD Charlotte Perkins, the third generation of the family to lead the business alongside her sister Annabel Prow, says:
“The Awards are the Midlands’ only independent initiative to recognise the work, success, innovations and achievements of family businesses. Family businesses are the backbone of the British economy, with two in every three of UK businesses being family owned. They generate over a quarter of UK GDP and employ around 12.2 million.
“Our Awards strive to shine a light on this incredible contribution, and the great work, innovation and successes of family businesses and their people here in the Midlands.
“Each of this year’s entrants demonstrate the exceptional pedigree of the family businesses in the Midlands and the sector’s vital contribution to the region’s economy. We wish Owen Taylor & Sons and all this year’s finalists the very best when they meet the judges in the final round.”
The full line-up of categories and their sponsors in 2018 is:
- Family Business of the Year – sponsored by OrderWise
- Best Small Family Business – sponsored by John Pye Auctions
- Director of the Year – sponsored by Goldfish
- Employer of the Year – sponsored by Buckles Solicitors
- Fastest Growing Family Business – sponsored by PwC
- Innovation – sponsored by Morningside Pharmaceuticals
- Service Excellence – sponsored by Shakespeare Martineau
- Manufacturing Excellence
- Retail Excellence
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- People’s Choice Award - sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants and decided by public vote.
Now in their ninth year, the Awards are the only initiative dedicated to celebrating and recognising the success, achievements and innovations of family run and owned businesses across the Midlands.