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Best Family Business Award

Sponsored by Lisburn Enterprise Organisation

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This award celebrates and recognises the achievements of established family-owned businesses across all industry sectors that have successfully blended strong business acumen and family engagement. The applicants will be judged on distinctive business practices that have helped the business prosper and grow alongside the family commitment to smooth succession planning.

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Story of the business including the family members involved and their job roles
  • Evidence of business growth over the years of the business
  • The contribution the family business has made to the local community
  • Accolades and achievements of the family business

Business persons can put themselves forward, or be nominated by another person.

This is a written submission award. Please submit your application form on our online entry platform no later than 5pm Monday 23rd January 2023. Please use the button below to access the application site.

Stage 1 of the judging process will be to shortlist submissions based on the criteria above. Shortlisted finalists will be notified by Wednesday 1st February 2023 and will be invited to take part in Stage 2 of the judging process. Please note that if an applicant is shortlisted for this stage, they must be available to attend a 15-minute Zoom interview/presentation with the judging panel on Wednesday 8th February. The panel will then rank the shortlist based on the interview. If you have entered the Best Licensed Eating Establishment Award or Best Non-Licensed Eating Establishment Award, stage 2 of the judging process will be a mystery shopping visit and you will not be required to attend an interview.

Important information: When registering for your Awards account, please ensure to select to receive notification and communication emails or SMSs from plannd. This will enable you to receive confirmation emails, as well as updates on your entry. You may withdraw your consent at any time.