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Business Leader Awards 2018 adds Family Business to its line-up

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The 2018 edition of the Business Leader Awards will feature a new award this year, which will be won by the best family business in the region.

The Family Business Award is sponsored by South West chartered accountants Albert Goodman and will be awarded to a business with solid growth performance and clear succession planning for future generations.

Business Leader’s independent judges will be looking at entries from all sectors and will look to find businesses with a commitment to corporate social responsibility, a rich family heritage and a strong business model for the future.

According to the Institute of Family Business, two thirds of businesses are family-owned – that is 4.7 million companies across the UK.

Andrew Scott, Founder of the Business Leader Awards, commented: “I am proud to announce that this year we will be adding to our list of awards and I feel family business fits in perfectly with our annual celebration of business in the region.

“With many successful family businesses in the South West, our judges will have a tough task creating a shortlist for the event.”
Now entering its sixth successive year, the South West’s premier business event is set to be the biggest and best-attended to date.

The event will be held at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol on the 27th September 2018, where over 650 prominent business leaders will enjoy a black tie gala dinner, hosted by a celebrity guest speaker.

Award entries open on Friday 16th March and applications close on Friday 1st June.

If you have any enquiries about sponsorship, attendance or award entry, then please call 0117 325 7779 or email