The prestigious awards celebrated their 10th Annual Event in style with a glittering ceremony held at Wembley Stadium, The Home of Champions. Unlike many awards, the National Family Business Awards aren't judged on turnover. Instead their independent judging panel get to the heart of what really makes each nominee such an extraordinary family firm. From small first generation businesses to fifth generation giants; their aim is to recognise the very best, regardless of size.
It was the third time Abbott-Wade have been finalists at the awards having previously picked up the North West regional awards for both customer service and the best small business. In a change to previous ceremonies with new categories, no regional awards were presented. Instead only Gold, Silver & Bronze National Level awards were presented for the very best in each category with the Gold Award winner crowned National Champion - the highest level of award for UK Family Business. Abbott-Wade were nominated in the coveted Luxury Brand Category beating Britains oldest Family-Run jeweller to the top spot, an 8th generation family owned firm established almost 260 years ago.
Members of the Abbott-Wade families took to the stage to accept their award and to thank the hundreds of representatives in attendance before being whisked away for a champagne reception.
“Family & Business are the two of the biggest devotions of time, finances and commitment in life. For most people these are entirely separate entities but it makes a family business a business like no other and we are honoured to be counted among them!” Mike Wade
Family businesses employ 13.2 million people and generate over a quarter of UK GDP [source: Family Business Place]. Abbott-Wade are thrilled to be flying the flag for family firms and for North West businesses on a National Stage. From humble beginnings in 1996, their hand-picked workforce has grown to employ 5 fitting teams made up of local craftsmen, all trained in-house to install their bespoke, pre-finished staircases nationwide. The company includes a network of family members spanning 3 generations of the Abbott & Wade families from step sons & fathers to cousins & in-laws each utilising their own specialisms. The team have built a successful and sustainable business with old-fashioned family values to create a legacy to be proud of by putting customers at the forefront of everything they do.
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"Business & Family are two of our biggest commitments in life. Combining them makes a family business a business like no other and we are honoured to be counted among them! "
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