The winner of the Best Small Family Business category sponsored by Bedrock Tax was announced last night (17th November) at the glittering Family Business Awards dinner in Birmingham

FBA 2016 Best Small Family Business winners Bambino Mio

Phil Dann, Bedrock; Guy & Jo Schanschieff Bambino Mia; Ian Fisher, Bonningtons

Bedrock sponsored the Awards for the second year running and was delighted to be part of the judging panels for two of the categories. The quality of entries was very high and it was a hard task for the judges to pick an overall winner.

Northampton business Bambino Mio won the Best Small Family Business Award category for businesses with an annual turnover of less than £5m. The company was created and is run by husband and wife team Guy and Jo Schanschieff, and is the largest reusable nappy brand in the world. Nottingham business Distinction and Warwick-based Core Clinics were both Highly Commended in the Bedrock sponsored category.

Nottingham based auctioneers, John Pye Auctions, took the overall Midlands Family Business of 2016 title.

Other Award winners in 2016 were Redditch family owned distribution company Oakland International (Corporate Social Responsibility), Derby’s Owen Taylor & Sons (Manufacturing Excellence), and Newark-based Ballards Removals (Service Excellence).

National Locums (Milton Keynes) picked up two Awards – Employer of the Year and Fastest Growing Family Business – whilst Nottingham’s The Workplace Depot and Leicester’s MiaFleur were joint winners of the new Best Use of Digital Award.

Rebecca Muldoon of Nottingham family business Midland Conference Services was crowned the Director of the Year, and Dr Nik Kotecha of Loughborough-based Morningside Pharmaceuticals won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

All fifty-one finalists were automatically entered in to the People’s Choice Award – brand new for 2016 and sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants – which saw them face the public vote. The overall Winner was Lincoln’s OrderWise.

The Midlands Family Business Awards are organised by Nottingham third generation family business, The Wilson Organisation. They are the only independent, not-for-profit initiative to recognise and celebrate the achievements of family businesses in the region.

For the full list of winners, visit:

The Awards are the only independent not-for-profit Awards for family businesses in the Midlands. The team at Bedrock has worked with lots of family businesses over the years and really understands the challenges they can face. If you’re part of a family business why not give us a call and have a chat about how the team could support your business when it comes to tax challenges and take away that worry for you.


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