Nottinghamshire-based The Wilkins Group has won top prize at the 10th annual Midlands Family Business Awards. The company won the headline prize at the Midlands Family Business Awards during a black tie event at Leicester’s King Power Stadium on 7th November.
Having been shortlisted in the overall ‘Family Business of the Year’ category back in September, the company directors faced an interview with a panel of industry experts before heading to the final, which was attended by 51 finalists and more than 350 guests.
Justin Wilkins, Sales and Marketing Director at The Wilkins Group (and grandson of the company’s original founder, Ken Wilkins), said, “There are so many great family businesses in this part of the Midlands, so just to be shortlisted was a serious success for us. The fact that we’ve now won the overall prize is just amazing. It feels like a wonderful validation of the approach we take to our work. We invest a lot of time and effort in creating more sustainable ways to package consumer goods; and we go to great lengths to give our hardworking employees a similar degree of care and respect.”