Whitakers Chocolates has secured its place as finalists at The National Family Business Awards 2019, to be held at Wembley Stadium on July 13.
The awards were founded ten years ago to honour and celebrate the extraordinary 4.8 million family-owned businesses in the UK which form the engine room of the British economy.
Amalia Brightley-Gillott, managing director of Family Business Place who host the awards, said: “We’re over the moon to welcome Whitakers Chocolates as Finalists at this year’s awards. They’re an exceptional example of how family businesses are leading the way, continuing to innovate and thriving in today’s competitive, economically uncertain world.”
William Whitaker, managing director of Whitakers Chocolates, said: “We are delighted to be recognised for such a prestigious, meangingful award. We take great pride in our name and heritage, built over 130 years.
“We run a business built on family values of trust, integrity and loyalty, so there couldn’t be a better accolade for us to share with our team. To be a finalist is incredible and we’ve got our fingers crossed for the big night at Wembley!”
Over 100 finalists from all four corners of the UK and Ireland will now go head to head across ten categories, judged by an independent panel. The winners will be announced at Wembley Stadium on July 13, in what’s set to be a spectacular tenth anniversary celebration of the awards.