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Shortlisted for the Family Business of the Year Awards 2020 in Yorkshire Family Business of the Year

The Family Business of the Year Awards 2020

Celebrating the best of British Family Business

A CANINE hydrotherapy Centre in Beverley is celebrating after their family business was shortlisted for the Family Business of the Year Awards 2020 in Yorkshire Family Business of the Year region. 

Kirsty and Mike Skeates runs Fit4Dogs and was nominated for this prestigious Family Business of the Year Awards (#FBOTY2020)organized by Family Business United wherefrom their network some nominations came from family firms directly and others from their network who nominated their favorites.

Because Fit4dogsuk Canine Hydrotherapy Centre is shortlisted for the regional award and is also eligible for the people’s choice award too, they are now in the running to take the overall Supreme Champion Family Business of the Year Award that was won in 2019 by St Austell Brewery.    The awards recognize the contribution of family firms of all sizes and sectors, the heritage and values behind the businesses and their involvement in the community too.  Size is not a precursor to taking the title.

As Paul Andrews, Founder and Managing Director of Family Business United explain,

"We are delighted to be able to pull together such a vibrant bunch of family businesses, some that have succeeded for numerous generations and continue to thrive, and others that are relatively young but have great values at the heart of what they do."

"Family firms are the backbone of the UK economy and cover all sectors of the business community too. The shortlisted family firms come from all over the country and we are looking forward to finding out more about each of them and determining the winners.  It will identify not be easy for the judges who will select their regional winners, winners of various sectors and ultimately indentify another great ambassador to fly the flag for family businesses in the UK as the overall winners."

"All of the shortlisted firms are also in the running for the People's Choice awards where the public have their say in determining the winners."

"It is great to see the awards go from strength to strength each year and for such great businesses to be in contention too.  Shortlisted firms come from all sectors too with strong family values at their core and a real pride in doing what they do and we look forward to welcoming them to London in June."

Kirsty and Mike, said: “As a small family business owner this is a huge boost to have our hard work recognized by Family Business United and we are thrilled to be chosen.

“Since opening in October 2018 we have worked hard to make a positive impact on the lives of dogs and their owners in the area.

“Having the support of the Family Business United community means we can continue to grow as a business and do all we can to help our clients and their pets.”

As well as being Shortlisted for Family Business of the Year Awards 2020 in Yorkshire Family Business of the Year region Fit4dogsuk Caine Hydrotherapy Centre was the winner of the Animal Star Awards, The Best Dog Related Business 2019 and FSB Finalist Start up business of the year 2019.

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