Alison Handling shortlisted in prestigious North West Business Masters 2021

Alison Handling is proud to announce that they have been shortlisted in the Family Business of the Year category for the prestigious North West Business Masters 2021 Awards. Last year the Family Business of the Year went to Abbey England in Cheshire.

The annual award ceremony is a leading event in the North West business calendar, recognising and rewarding the achievements of companies across the North West of England. This year is particularly important because of the huge challenges and disruption caused by the pandemic, which have forced all businesses to be agile, innovative, resilient, and work under immense pressure.

The shortlist for the 2021 North West Business Masters Awards was recently revealed, with a wide range of businesses and organisations across the region being recognised for their achievements and resilience throughout an unprecedented period. Winners of the prestigious awards are due to be announced at’s annual North West dinner on November 3 at The Midland in Manchester.

The full list of award categories are Start-up, Disruptor [new award for 2021], Sustainability [new award for 2021], International Trade, Investment, Community Impact, Professional Services, Property Business, Small Business (up to 50 employees), Medium Business (51-250 employees), Large Business (251+ employees), Fast Growth Business, Ambassador and finally the one Alison handling is shortlisted for, Family Business of the Year.

The shortlist was selected by an independent judging panel comprising Richard Jeffery, national director, GC Business at The Growth Company, Fran Eccles-Bech, chief executive of Manchester Law Society, Simone Roche, CEO and founder of Northern Power Women alongside Shelina Begum,’s North West editor.

Shelina Begum said: “This year’s shortlist features an array of interesting businesses, of different sizes and from different sectors, who are focused on ensuring success for their business, as well as supporting their employees and the regional economy. The achievements of all those shortlisted should not be underplayed as it takes a lot of time, hard work and entrepreneurial spirit – especially when we look at the economic backdrop of 2020/2021 – with not only the challenges of Brexit but a pandemic to weather – to achieve what these businesses have. Congratulations to all of those shortlisted, we are very much looking forward to celebrating the region’s business achievements in November.”

Glenn Broomfield, managing director of Alison Handling said “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award and to be in the company of so many fantastic organisations based here in the North West. I am particularly thrilled for all the staff at Alison Handling and the recognition this brings to all their hard work through these challenging times.”