Family businesses will have more to celebrate as new awards have been launched for 2020.

The North West Family Business Awards will take place in Manchester in March, hosted by TV and radio presenter Nigel Barden.

The awards will champion and represent family businesses of all shapes, sizes and ages, from all sectors.

Organised by The Family Business Network, Nigel said: “These awards are a great way of family businesses right across the region showcasing their fantastic talents.

“I know from my background and from the work I do with food and drink producers that family businesses are a fantastic community, where there is a willingness to share success, and learn from each other’s achievements.

“I would urge any family business which would like to raise its profile, connect with other family businesses, and celebrate their own people and their own business success to enter these awards.”

Sue Howorth, a director of the network, said: “There are so many brilliant family businesses out there and so many amazing individuals and families achieving fantastic results day-in-day-out.

"But because of the nature of their businesses they are not always first to shout about their successes.

“The Family Business Network and the awards gives them that opportunity to celebrate and share their success."

Entries open at midnight on October 10 and will close on January 16. The awards take place on March 6.