SPONSORED: Keeping it in the family: Derbyshire’s family businesses shortlisted for prestigious award

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Taking Derbyshire to new heights, businesses and entrepreneurs have put in remarkable hard work and inspiring effort into supporting the region throughout such difficult times.

Making sure that this commitment and conviction does not go unnoticed, the DerbyshireLive Business Awards, in association with Champions (UK) PLC, is hosting an exciting event recognising local success stories with prestigious awards and black-tie celebrations.

The special awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 21, live at the Derby Arena. This year’s headline sponsors are Invictus Communications, Futures, Diginius, Derby Arena and Derby College. To find out more, visit the official website. For tickets, contact Michelle Roberts, [email protected].

Sponsored by Invictus Communications, the Family Business of the Year category celebrates the established family businesses across all industry sectors in Derbyshire. Demonstrating sustained success across a broad range of measures, these companies always ensure that all family values are followed. With ambition passed through generations, the businesses continue to have aspirations and goals to continuously develop and grow the family business.

The finalists for Family Business of the Year are:


A comprehensive waste management and recycling service, Ward directs and delivers the recycling objectives of its clients. A flexible approach to managing waste operations allied with the needs of businesses allows Ward to manage across a range of commercial industries.

It is affiliated with The Bureau of International Recycling and adheres to the highest possible environmental standards. This culture of social and corporate responsibility is evident in its bespoke collection, recycling and disposal management, which runs across all categories of business. A 100% waste diversion form landfill is a one of Ward’s essential targets.