Celebrating family business excellence: North West Family Business Awards 2023 winners announced!

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Celebrating family business excellence: North West Family Business Awards 2023 winners announced!

The North West Family Business Awards 2023 ceremony was a night to remember as the regional champions were crowned in front of a packed audience. This highly anticipated event celebrated the success and accomplishments of family-owned businesses throughout the region.

Organised by The Family Business Community, the North West Family Business Awards ceremony soared to new heights at the Concorde Conference Centre, Manchester airport. With an audience of 500 in attendance were some of the most distinguished names within the North West family business world including entrepreneurs, industry experts and leaders who all came together to recognise the achievements of the North West’s most innovative and successful family businesses.

The process of reviewing and selecting this year’s entries proved to be challenging and rewarding for the judges, due to their high calibre. There were over 18 categories available for entries, which included sector-specific categories and the People’s Choice and Employee of the Year Awards, which were decided by both public votes and judges’ scores.

The awards were once again presented by food writer, broadcaster and proud northerner Nigel Barden along with co-founders of the Family Business Community, Dave Clarkson & Sue Howorth who have expressed their delight at the success of the event:

“We always want to create an unforgettable experience for all attendees, and bringing the awards back to Manchester again added an extra layer of magic to the occasion. The turnout was our largest to date and felt a fantastic energy in the room which was incredible. We’re so grateful for everyone who came out to support the awards and recognise the hard work and dedication of our North West family businesses. It was truly an unforgettable night for everyone in the room!

We would like to give thanks to our judges, events team, sponsors, and all the incredible individuals and organisations who participated in our awards. Your support and dedication have made this event a tremendous success once again, and we are truly grateful for all that you have done.”

The full list of winners for the North West Family Business Awards 2023:

Agri Business


Best Social Impact – Large

Alfred H Knight

Best Social Impact – Small

TP Financial Solutions

Business Services

The Plastic Bottles Company

Construction & Engineering

Equestrian Surfaces

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Shed 1

Emerging Family Business

My Time Wellness

Food & Drink Establishments

Stefanis Pizzeria

Food & Drink Producers – Large

Uncle Joes

Food & Drink Producers – Small

R. G. and M. Falshaw Nabbs Farm and Falshaw’s Farm Shop

Haulage & Logistics

Challenger Site Services

Leisure & Tourism – Large

Host So Simple

Leisure & Tourism – Small

Park Cliffe

Manufacturing – Large

Comfy Group

Manufacturing – Small

Pendle Doors

Retailers & E-tailers

Bents Garden Centre


Pioneer Foodservice

Employee of the Year

Andrew Kellet – R&D Kellet – Mill House Farm Pods

People’s Choice – Cumbria

George Romney Ltd

People’s Choice – Greater Manchester

Smithills Open Farm

People’s Choice – Lancashire

Playsound Services

People’s Choice -Cheshire

Compassionate Care Group

People’s Choice – Merseyside


Judges Award

The Two Tubs

Family Business of the Year

R.G. and M. Falshaw Nabbs Farm and Falshaw’s Farm Shop

To find out more about how you and your business can be involved in supporting and promoting family business across the North West, please visit the North West Family Business Awards website https://www.northwestfamilybusinessawards.co.uk