We are extremely pleased to announce that OrderWise has won at the prestigious Midlands Family Business Awards 2016, leaving with an impressive three awards from the ceremony at the University of Birmingham on Thursday 17th November. Following a hugely successful year, OrderWise has been officially named as the winner of the inaugural ‘People’s Choice’ Award and was highly commended in the ‘Fastest Growing Family Business’ category. OrderWise was also a finalist in the ‘Employer of the Year’ category, making the region’s top six.
Established in 2010, The Midlands Family Business Awards, organised by Nottinghamshire family business The Wilson Organisation, are an independent and not-for-profit initiative in the region that recognise and celebrate the work and achievements of family owned businesses and their leaders. Through the awards, the organisation aims to create an ethical, friendly and supportive community for the region’s top family businesses.
With several family members working devotedly alongside him for the last 16 years, OrderWise getting to the stage it has is very much down to David and his family’s belief, dedication and hard work in delivering his vision. Back in 1991 David decided to write software out of his spare room, founding his own company to turn this endeavour into a living. 25 years later, his software is now helping close to 1,000 business to manage their daily processes and OrderWise employs over 150 staff across Lincolnshire. Now with our impending completion of the £1.3 Million expansion, increasing the premises by 14,000 square feet, it’s no wonder our ambitious growth stood out from the crowd at this year’s Midlands Family Business awards ceremony!
OrderWise Wins Coveted Title of ‘People’s Choice’
This year’s ceremony was attended by 300 guests from the awards’ 51 finalists, independent judges and sponsors. Although no stranger to success, having scooped the Training Excellence Award at the Business Awards 2015 and the 2016 Digital Business of the Year, OrderWise was up against tough competition with an impressive turn out of equally keen family businesses looking to impress the judges. OrderWise stood out from the crowd however, and we are prouder than ever to add three new titles to our achievements. Brand new for 2016 was the People’s Choice Award decided purely by public vote. OrderWise claimed the crown for this highly sought after award and we couldn’t thank everyone who took their time to vote enough – it is truly an outstanding achievement made possible by all of you.
On our latest accomplishments, Director David Hallam said:
“We were delighted to be highly commended, but to win the People’s Choice prize was an amazing surprise. The award is a new category this year and is voted for by the public, so we want to thank our staff, our clients and all our suppliers for securing us the title. It has been an incredible year for OrderWise and to be further recognised is a testament to our hard work and ambition.”
These three impressive awards made OrderWise one of the biggest winners of the night as we near the end of a monumental year. Whilst we celebrate our newest accolades, OrderWise looks forwards to an exciting and optimistic 2017 with further success on the horizon!