New award will celebrate family firms in Uttlesford

PUBLISHED: 11:38 07 March 2019

The Uttlesford Business Awards 2018. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The Uttlesford Business Awards 2018. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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Values and identity will be celebrated at this year’s Uttlesford Business Awards with a new prize.

For the first time this year, the Family Business of the Year will be awarded.

This new category is open to family-owned businesses where the family’s involvement has spanned at least two generations.

Judges will be considering how the family’s values have been integrated into the business and how the family has used that as a competitive advantage.

How the family and the business have managed succession within the business and integration of the next generation will also be considered alongside evidence of a vision of the future for the business and how the family will be involved. This may include a business plan.

This award is available for sponsorship, if you are interested contact sponsorship account manager Ashleigh Jackson, via e-mail at or on 01438 866081.

Entering a business awards can often be a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be.

To help you make sure your entry gets the recognition it deserves, we have come up with a few tips on how to put together an inspiring read the judges will remember:

1. Read the criteria thoroughly then read them again. When writing a submission it is easy to get sidetracked.

2. The submission must be factual and easy to read. The judges have a lot of information to digest so make it as easy as possible.

3. Get a second opinion. Writing a submission can be intensive and the person writing it can become too close to the project. Have someone proofread it, or go back to it after a couple of days.

Save the date of our ceremony, September 12, at the Parklands, Quendon Hall, Saffron Walden. Entries for the 2019 Uttlesford Business Awards must be received by June 3. To save yourself from rushing at the last minute and potentially making errors or leaving something crucial out or indeed from missing out completely on entering, why not start on your submission today?

It then will give you plenty of time to gather the evidence you need, present it clearly, and proofread it at least twice before hitting send. The Uttlesford Business Awards are free to enter and you can submit up to three entries. Shout about your successes today.

To find out more about the Uttlesford Business Awards and the Family Business of the Year award, log on to

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