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Family Business Awards 2022: this year's categories

Family Business Awards 2022: this year's categories

Family Business Awards 2022: this year's categories

Posted: 07/12/2021

This year we have awards in the following categories, visit www.northwestfamilybusinessawards.co.uk for further details

Agribusiness

The agricultural industry contributes over £24 billion to the UK economy – and we think it deserves some serious recognition! This award celebrates farming and farming-related commercial activities.

Best Social Impact 

In what has been a challenging time, this award recognises purpose driven family businesses which have demonstrated a real compassion for their community and evidenced the role they have played in delivering social impact.

Business Services

Where would the North West be without its network of service providers? This category is for both B2B and B2C businesses – from finance and accounting, to childcare, taxis, hairdressers and artists.

This award will recognise two family businesses – one in the B2B sector, and one in the B2C sector.

Construction & Engineering

They’re building our future and reaching new heights – this award is for Construction & Engineering businesses across the North West. We’re talking those working on projects ranging from commercial to residential, industrial to civil.

Large Construction & Engineering  (21+ employees)
Small Construction & Engineering  (20- employees)

Emerging Family Business

They may be young, but they are mighty. This award recognises emerging family businesses (trading for 1 – 3 years) from any sector, which are making a real impact in their industry and across the North West.

Employee of the Year (Includes family or non-family employees)

Family businesses employ over 25% of the UK’s workforce, and our Employee of the Year category celebrates the amazing employees (both family and non-family) who go above and beyond. Nominations can be made for employees, with finalists selected by our judges. The winner is then chosen by a combination of public vote and judges scores. Employees from all levels can be nominated.

Food & Drink Establishments

This award recognises outstanding family-run food & drink establishments such as cafes, restaurants and pubs which focus on providing both quality food and service.

Food and Drink Producers

The North West is home to some fantastic family-run food and drink producers, and this award recognises their achievements in putting our region on the culinary map.

Haulage and Logistics

An award for those family businesses who keep our region moving, transporting goods, livestock and supplies across the North West. This award focuses on the transport of goods; *services such as taxis, coach and tour operators should enter either the Leisure & Tourism or Business Services category.

Large Haulage & Logistics  (21+ employees)
Small Haulage & Logistics  (20- employees)

Leisure and Tourism

This award celebrates the family businesses who contribute to the North West’s success as a tourist destination, from accommodation providers to those in the coach tours, sports, attractions and entertainment markets.

This Award is split into two categories based on employee numbers – however it is at the judge’s discretion to move you into either category based on where they feel your business fits best.

Large Leisure & Tourism (21+ employees)
Small Leisure & Tourism (20- employees)

Manufacturing

Celebrating the North West’s manufacturing heritage, this award recognises the businesses that can demonstrate a sustained commitment to Total Quality Management.

This Award is split into two categories based on employee numbers – however it is at the judge’s discretion to move you into either category based on where they feel your business fits best.

Large Manufacturing  (21+ employees)
Small Manufacturing  (20- employees)

People’s Choice – Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside

It’s time to let your local community have their say! Open to family businesses of all shapes and sizes, but has been trading for a minimum of 12 months. This award allows each region to choose their favourite family business through an online nomination and public vote.

There will be one winner per region, and this category is nomination only.

Retailers

From the city to the countryside, this award celebrates the achievements and successes of family-run retailers across the North West region.

Wholesalers

From the largest to some of the smallest intermediary goods suppliers; this award is for the family run wholesalers across the North West.