Higginsons of Grange

Higginsons secures double nomination for finals of the North West Family Business Awards

Higginsons Butchers of Grange-over-Sands were recently named twice in a list of finalists for the forthcoming North West Family Business Awards on Friday 6th March 2020.

The well-known independent butchers were announced as a finalist in the ‘Food and Drink Establishments’ category on Friday 24th January. Higginsons General Manager, Mark Porter was also nominated and named as a finalist in the ‘Employee of the year’ category.

Higginsons beat strong competition with a record number of 192 businesses entering the awards from across the North West region.

The awards themselves will be held in the spectacular Concorde Hangar at the Manchester Airport Visitor Centre, where finalists and supporters of the family business sector will come together to celebrate with host, food writer and presenter Nigel Barden.

Stuart Higginson of Higginsons Butchers said, “We were surprised and delighted to be named as a finalist amongst so many other superb family businesses both in Cumbria and across the North West region. I’m also extremely proud to see our long-serving General Manager Mark get the well-deserved recognition for his hard work and commitment over the 25years he has been with the company.”

Founder and Co-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!

Jacqui Jackson from Thomas Jardine & Co and 2020 NW Awards Chair of Judges said: “The number and quality of applications from across the North West has 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”.

Higginsons will now receive a visit from members of the judging panel before the judges make their final decisions. The winners will be announced at the glittering ceremony in March. You can find out more information about the awards at www.northwestfamilybusinessawards.uk

Tuesday 4th of February 2020

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