Launch Date For Cumbria Family Business Awards 2018 Confirmed

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.

2017 Winners

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

Food and Drink Establishments – presented by Andy Beeforth OBE Cumbria Community Foundation
Zeffirellis and Fellinis

Food and Drink Producers – presented by Jacqui Jackson of Thomas Jardine & Co
Bells of Lazonby

Professional & Business Services – presented by Harry Knowles of category sponsor Federation of Small Businesses
PHX Training – PHX Jobmatch

Small Leisure and Tourism Business – presented by category sponsor Sue Coulson of The Family Business Network
Sally’s Cottages

Large Leisure and Tourism – presented by Paul Andrews of Family Business United 
Westmorland Family

Retailers and Wholesalers – presented by Jonathan Stevenson MP for Carlisle 
The Herdy Company

Manufacturing  – presented by Chris Lamont of category sponsor Lamont Pridmore
Twoey

Property and Construction – presented by Anthony Smith MD of category sponsors Progression Solicitors
GM & SM Marrs

Transport and Logistics – presented by event organisers Janett Walker and Sophia Newton of Flock
Wm Armstrong Group

Ones-To-Watch – Kin Vodka,  SweetHeart Candy Carts and The Crafty Baa

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