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Proud to support Gloucestershire's finest family businesses in county awards

Glos Business Awards 2019

We are delighted to support the Gloucestershire Business Awards for the fourth year running, by sponsoring the ‘Family Business of the Year’ award.  

The Family Business of the Year award is open to companies large and small across the county, in which founding families are still significantly involved. The judges will be considering factors such as the development of future leaders, financial performance and how the business has managed to transition between generations. 

Advising generations upon generations of family business owners for over seven decades, at Willans we're proud to provide them with commercially-minded legal support through every step of their individual journeys.

The day-to-day challenges that family businesses tend to face are diverse. Balancing the need to achieve commercial goals with the different viewpoints and sometimes complicated dynamics within families is no simple task, but when things go right, the results can be inspirational and highly rewarding.

Gloucestershire’s vibrant business community is built on success stories like these, and great family businesses within the county deserve to be recognised.

Head of our corporate & commercial team, Chris Wills, commented: “The firm has had the privilege of advising family business owners for generations, so we’ve seen first-hand the talent, innovation and hard work involved in their day-to-day operation.

“Despite the many hurdles they are faced with, family businesses generate nearly half of the UK’s private sector jobs and over a quarter of GDP. They deserve recognition for their contribution to Gloucestershire’s economic health, and these awards are a great vehicle for this.

“We look forward to meeting the finalists and presenting the award to the deserving winner this October”. 

Entries close on Thursday 11 July, and the awards ceremony will be held at The Centaur, Cheltenham on Thursday 10 October.

You can find out more about the awards, and how to enter, via this link.