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Family Firms Crowned At Wembley

Saturday 15 July 2017, over 350 family business leaders and entrepreneurs descended upon London’s iconic Wembley Stadium for The National Family Business Awards (formally known as the Red Ribbon Awards) – celebrating the achievements of Britain’s finest family-run businesses.


After months of searching and interviewing, our Winners were crowned. These businesses were selected as the best in their categories and regions they represent.  With over 3 million family firms in the UK as well as hundreds of entries for the Awards, the winners had to be exceptional.


Family firm, Valentine and Turner Family Funeral Home were crowned winner of the South East Region Best Small Business Award.


The judges commented –

“We felt the culture and values presented by the team at Valentine & Turner really encompass what it is to be a family business.

They are a growing business who really take a pride in the care and attention they give families in their darkest hours.

They have an amazing rapport with staff and their local communities. A wonderful business”

Anita Brightley-Hodges, Managing Director of Family Business Place says,


“Family businesses are the shining stars of the British economy and the beating heart of our local communities, employing 1 in 3 people. Despite their incredible contribution they are often modest and shy about publicising their achievements and so we founded The National Family Business Awards to celebrate them. This year’s winners all excel in their field and are true beacons of British commerce.”

To find out more about The National Family Business Awards and see a full list of winners visit