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PRESS RELEASE: 22/05/2019

Local business, Durham Electrics, have secured their place as Finalists at The National Family Business Awards to be held at Wembley Stadium on 13th July.

The awards were founded 10 years ago to honour and celebrate the extraordinary 4.8 million family-owned businesses in the UK which form the engine room of the British economy.

Amalia Brightley-Gillott, Managing Director of Family Business Place who host the awards says, “We’re over the moon to welcome Durham Electrics as Finalists at this year’s awards. They’re an exceptional example of how family businesses are leading the way, continuing to innovate and thriving in today’s competitive, economically uncertain world.”

Katherine Blakey, Director of Durham Electrics, commented “We are absolutely over the moon to be recognised for such a prestigious, meangingful award. At Durham Electrics we take great pride in our name and we run a business built on family values of trust, integrity and loyalty so there couldn’t be a better accolade for us to share with our team. To be a finalist is incredible and we’ve got our fingers crossed for the big night at Wembley!”

Over 100 finalists from all four corners of the UK and Ireland will now go head to head across 10 categories, judged by an independent panel. The winners will be announced at Wembley Stadium on 13th July in what’s set to be a spectacular 10thanniversary celebration of the awards.

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About The National Family Business Awards (contact 220120)

The National Family Business Awards were founded 10 years ago by Family Business Place. They recognise and celebrate the extraordinary entrepreneurial families who have dedicated their lives to building successful businesses and providing stable jobs to local people. From second generation manufacturers in Scotland to fifth generation construction firms in London, the awards showcase over 100 finalists from all four corners of the UK and Ireland.

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