This award recognises sound family-owned businesses across all sizes and sectors.
The winning company will demonstrate how the family has had significant influence on the business, such that one or more family members are involved in the management of the business.
Judges are looking for:
- Evidence of a financially successful business (turnover, profit/loss figures will be treated in confidence)
- A clear vision for the long-term future of the business
- Planned succession
For any queries regarding your entry, please get in touch with the Chamber Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I enter?
All you need to do is complete the online entry form, making sure that you understand the criteria for the category/ies that you wish to enter.
- Choose your category
- Enter a statement of up to 800 words explaining why your business merits an award
- Highlight up to six key points selling your company to the judges
- Attach up to five pieces of evidence to support your application – attachments can be up to a maximum of 2MB each.
- Attach the company logo
Does my business qualify?
All businesses entering the awards must be based within the district council administrative boundaries of Sedgemoor, South Somerset, Mendip and Somerset West and Taunton. Business can also enter if they are based within the following North Somerset Council and Bath and North East Somerset postcodes:
BS21, 22, 23, 24, 40, 48 and 49
The business should have its head office within the defined eligible area set out above. If this is not the case, the entry MUST demonstrate that the enterprise has local autonomy over business planning, marketing, HR and budget within the eligible areas listed above.
If you are unsure if you qualify, please get in touch.
Mike Cahill is a Partner at Albert Goodman, specialising in providing audit, accounting, tax and commercial advice to a variety of clients covering a wide range of sectors including construction and property, engineering, wholesale, retail and the services industry.
As one of the leading accountancy firms in the South West, Albert Goodman are a full service, accountancy, tax, financial planning and business advisory firm. With over 150 years of expertise, we help our clients cut through the complexities of modern business by explaining issues in a straightforward and understandable way and give simple but effective ideas. As a mainly Somerset-based firm, with offices in Taunton, Chard, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Wedmore, Weston-super-Mare, Weymouth and Bristol, we have a breadth of expertise which enables us to provide a full range of services across a variety of sectors. The motivation of our 300 plus staff is to help you as a business or an individual achieve your objectives by working with you over the longer term. Our vision is to be the firm that contributes most to our clients’ success.
Our dedicated team will make a significant contribution to the success of your family and business interests by meeting your needs through a focused and personal approach. Because of this philosophy it was a natural choice for Albert Goodman to sponsor the premier business event in Somerset, the Somerset Business Awards, enabling us all to celebrate the success of Somerset businesses.
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