The Cumbria Family Business Awards 2018 #CFBA2018 will be officially launched at The Family Business Conference at The Halston Carlisle on Thursday 19th October 2017. Overall 2017 winners Bells of Lazonby will be there to talk about the impact of winning Outstanding Cumbrian Family Business of The Year. The first awards for family businesses in Cumbria were held on Friday 10th March 2017, sponsored by Lamont Pridmore in association with Enterprise Answers. Twelve glittering hand-crafted awards were given out on the night which was hosted by Cumbrian half of the Hairy Bikers Dave Myers.
Jo Vincent Kendal glass artist created the main awards which formed a Cumbrian mountain range and were divided into individual slices of the landscape. Winners were each presented with their artisan award, with some choosing to take them up mountains to show them off even more! Two additional ceramic awards were designed and made by ceramic artist Siobhan Newton of Miles Moore Clay. Created to reward the two top prizes Employee of the Year and Outstanding Cumbria Family Business of the Year.
The Cumbria Family Business Awards 2018 will take place on Friday 9th March (venue still being kept top secret!) and organisers promise an even bigger and better event than the nationally trending #CFBA2017. You can keep up to date with the awards on Facebook and Twitter. Winners from 2017 can not enter next year’s, so it’s all to play for at #CFBA2018.
Outstanding Cumbria Family Business of The Year – Bells of Lazonby
Employee of The Year – Rob Grierson of Ultimate Security
Agriculture Forestry and Farming – presented by Jonathan Lee CN Group
Cumbrian Cow Ice Cream
Manufacturing – presented by Chris Lamont of category sponsor Lamont Pridmore
Ones-To-Watch – Kin Vodka, SweetHeart Candy Carts and The Crafty Baa