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We’re delighted to share that we are through to the next stage of the Family Business of The Year awards. These prestigious awards, organised by Family Business United since 2012, have become a key fixture in the calendar and celebrate the very best of British family businesses.

We’d announced earlier in the year that we’d been shortlisted across the South, South West and Wales competing against world renowned brands including Thatchers Cider and Furniture Village. The shortlist has now whittled down to just four in our region.

Stephan Oatway, our MD, is over the moon

“If you’d have told me ten years ago, when I took over the reigns from my Dad David, that we’d be in the shortlist let alone recognised as a finalist I’d have been shocked. Our industry, particularly in our region, can be challenging at times and we’ve consistently focussed on providing a tailored, professional service to our clients. Whether its your home or you’re the facilities manager of a multi-site commercial estate, our service is always personal. That’s what makes this award really quite special to us.”

As Paul Andrews, founder and CEO of Family Business United explains: “It is an absolute pleasure to organise these awards as a constant reminder and celebration of the important contribution that family firms make across the UK today, through the jobs they provide, the income they generate and the wealth they create. Family firms are also integral to the communities in which they operate the length and breadth of the nation.”

“These awards celebrate family businesses and each year fantastic businesses from all over the country, of differing sectors, sizes and generations, enter to be in with a chance of winning a regional, sector or national award and one will ultimately be crowned the Supreme Champion Family Business of the Year. The quality of submissions is always great and this year is no exception and the judges are going to have tough job deliberating and deciding on the winners.”


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