York firm recognised in national awards

More than  300 family business guests descended upon Shakespeare’s Globe in London for the sixth annual Red Ribbon Awards – celebrating the achievements of Britain’s finest family-run businesses.

After months of searching, interviewing and filming, 11 family firms were crowned winners of the UK’s most prestigious family business accolade and York-based Glencor Golf was honoured to be awarded the Commended for Excellence certificate in the ‘Family Business of the Year’ category in recognition of their achievements as a family business.

Hosted by Family Business Place, and now in their sixth year, the awards seek to recognise and honour some of the most exciting, innovative and longstanding family businesses around the UK.

From 200 year old cheese makers in Yorkshire to second generation perfumers in London and sibling start-ups in Devon, the awards have become one of the most sough-after accolades in business.

Amalia Brightley-Gillott, director of Family Business Place, said: “Family businesses are the lifeblood of the British economy and the beating heart of our local communities, employing 1 in 3 people. Despite their impressive contribution they are often modest and shy about publicising their achievements and so we founded the Red Ribbon Awards.

“This year’s Winners and ‘Commended for Excellence’ are a treasure trove of incredible companies who all excel in their field and are true beacons of British commerce.”


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