Travelworld On Target For Two More Top Awards

Meet the Ross family who are taking Travel world to award glory
Meet the Ross family who are taking Travel world to award glory

Thursday, 06, Sep 2018 02:59

By William Coleman

The Telford-based family business which specialises in the sale and servicing of premium brand motorhomes is a finalist in the Family Business of the Year and the Fastest Growing Family Business of the Year in the Midlands Family Business Awards, the UK's only independent, not-for-profit annual Awards showcase for family businesses in the Midlands.

Representatives of Travelworld will now meet with the Awards' independent judging panel, which is led by a leading family business individual, supported by a sponsor representative, an industry expert, and representative from the Midlands Family Business Awards team.

The company is also automatically entered into the People's Choice Award, sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants. The Winner and Highly Commended of this special award are decided solely by the number of votes from the public, and votes can be made online at www.familybusinessawards.co.uk from the 1st to 31st October 2018.

Commenting on being named a finalist in the Awards, Ross Edwards, managing director of Travelworld said: "We are delighted to be shortlisted for two categories in the Midlands Family Business Awards. The nominations are a great recognition of the hard work the family and the whole of the Travelworld business has put in over the last 41 years. They also reflect the continued effort behind growing our business and the forthcoming opening of our brand-new site in Staffordshire, early next year."

The winners of the Awards' ten categories remain a tightly kept secret until the Awards ceremony and black-tie dinner, which takes place on Thursday 22nd November 2018 at Leicester's Athena, and will be attended by more than 300 guests, including representatives from Travelworld.

Now in their ninth year, the not-for-profit Midlands Family Business Awards are backed and run by The Wilson Organisation. The firm's MD Charlotte Perkins, the third generation of the family to lead the business alongside her sister Annabel Prow, says:

"The Awards are the Midlands' only independent initiative to recognise the work, success, innovations and achievements of family businesses. Family businesses are the backbone of the British economy, with two in every three of UK businesses being family owned. They generate over a quarter of UK GDP and employ around 12.2 million.

"Our Awards strive to shine a light on this incredible contribution, and the great work, innovation and successes of family businesses and their people here in the Midlands.

"Each of this year's entrants demonstrate the exceptional pedigree of the family businesses in the Midlands and the sector's vital contribution to the region's economy. We wish Travelworld and all this year's finalists the very best when they meet the judges in the final round."

Now in their ninth year, the Awards are the only initiative dedicated to celebrating and recognising the success, achievements and innovations of family run and owned businesses across the Midlands.

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