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FW Capital are supporting the inaugural North West Family Business Awards

Northern business finance company FW Capital are giving their support to the new business awards which celebrate the work of family businesses across the North West of England.

Maria Ramsdale, Investment Executive at FW Capital

Co-directors of North West Family Business Network, Sue Howorth and Dave Clarkson


Maria Ramsdale, Investment Executive at FW Capital

Providing finance since 2010, building up a strong track record in helping local businesses access the capital they need, FW Capital is sponsoring the welcome entertainment for the North West Family Business Awards being held in South Manchester. 


FW Capital works closely with Local Enterprise Partnerships, business support agencies, intermediaries and other funders and has an established business network across the UK. 


FW Capital successfully delivered £140 million funding into the northern economy over the past ten years, and appreciate the positive impact family businesses on the local and UK economy.


Maria Ramsdale, Investment Executive at FW Capital based in the Cumbrian office in Penrith, said: “We believe northern businesses have great potential which we want to help unlock.


“Our support helps Northern businesses create jobs, we have supported nearly 7000 to date to be more innovative and increase their contribution to the regional economy. This is why supporting the North West Family Business Awards is very important to us


“We work across the region, supporting businesses of all sizes, and we can see the Family Business sector of the market is so vibrant and innovative. 


“Across the region, family businesses are among those we are helping. One example is the Middlewich-based family-run business Duttons Builders Merchants. Their £250,000 cash injection to support the company’s expansion created eight new jobs in 2017.


“We see the impact family businesses have on their communities and the local economy. We feel it is crucial to raise the profile of this significant and growing business sector. This is why we are delighted to be able to help support the North West Family Business Awards.”


Founder and co-director of The Family Business Network, Sue Howorth said: “We would like to thank FW Capital for their support and sponsorship for our North West Family Business awards.


“With our host for the evening, food writer and presenter Nigel Barden, we will celebrate in first-class style at the Concorde Hanger at Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Centre on March 6th, under the wings of Concorde. It is an evening not to be missed.”


Co-director of The North West Family Business Awards, Dave Clarkson added: “We are looking forward to meeting our winning family businesses at the awards ceremony. This is a great opportunity for family businesses to come together to recognised their successes and achievements. 


Tickets for The North West Family Business Awards celebration are available via this link: 


You can follow the awards on social media with the hashtags #NWFBA202 and #WeAreNorthWest.


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