Bents is delighted to announce that we have shortlisted a finalist for the Best Retailer & E-Tailer category of the North West Family Business Awards 2023, having beat the strong competition with a record number of family businesses entering the awards from across the North West region.
This first-class event will be held at The Concorde Conference Centre, near Manchester Airport. Co-hosted by Dave Clarkson and Sue Howorth of The Family Business Community, alongside renowned food and drink writer, and presenter Nigel Barden, and will take place on Friday 19th May 2023.
Said Matthew Bent: “The whole philosophy of our business is of family and people feeling part of something special, so to be recognised as a finalist in these awards is a fantastic recognition for all of our colleagues. We’re looking forward to meeting fellow family business finalists on 19th May and will be keeping our fingers crossed!”
Co-Founder and Director, Sue Howorth said: “We were inundated with some incredible entries, and we have been burning the midnight oil to get through them as they came in right up to the wire. The judges had extremely difficult decisions to make so the finalists should be extremely proud of themselves!
Co-director, Dave Clarkson said: “A huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to fill out an application form and enter. We’ve been absolutely blown away by the strength and diversity of applications.”
Sue Bagguley from Siemens PLC near Manchester, who were the hosts of our Judging Day, said: “The number and quality of applications from across the North West have been outstanding, the businesses are clearly proud to be family businesses and the detail in many of the entries has demonstrated that they are very progressive and innovative.”