About Us

The Family Business Network are here to champion family businesses across the North West, recognising their achievements and celebrating their successes in style!

The North West Family Business Awards are organised and run by The Family Business Network, and provide a fantastic opportunity for family businesses to share and celebrate their success stories. Open to family businesses of all shapes and sizes, over 10 categories are available to apply for, with finalists invited to a sparkling Awards ceremony filled with fun and festivities.

The inaugural North West Family Business Awards took off in first class style, beneath the wings of the Concorde at Manchester Airport. The 2021 Awards are set to be even bigger and better, as we introduce new categories and celebrate family businesses from across the North West!

If you are a family business from Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester of Merseyside then the North West Family Business Awards are for you. We look to celebrate family businesses of all shapes and sizes, from across all sectors and industries.

We aim to offer something a little different, and are sure those who attended our 2020 event would agree that we are not a run of the mill awards, instead focusing on creating a warm, welcoming and vibrant atmosphere in which to celebrate and dance the night away.

We are thrilled to announce that our 2020 Awards host Nigel Barden will return to host the 2021 Awards. A food and drink broadcaster, Nigel Barden is also a North West native, having grown up on a farm in Lancashire. He specialises in promoting British ingredients and artisan producers, particularly in his role as chairman of judges for The Great Taste Awards, Farm Shop & Deli Awards, World Cheese Awards, British Cookery School Awards, Deliciously Yorkshire and host of the National Fish & Chip Awards.


Sue Howorth

Dave Clarkson

Nigel Barden

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