Sarah and Nick Bianchi of Arighi Bianchi with the award
Bed maker Harrison Spinks and retailer Arighi Bianchi were furniture industry winners at the Family Business of the Year Awards 2018, announced last week.


Harrison Spinks was named both Yorkshire Family Business of the Year and Manufacturing Family Business of the Year at a ceremony held at London's May Fair Hotel last Thursday night.

The Leeds manufacturer was also runner up in the overall category; Supreme Champion Family Business of the Year, behind a Scottish tech company.

Macclesfield retailer Arighi Bianchi was named winner of the Retail Family Business of the Year category, while office furniture business Century claimed the East & East Anglia Family Business of the Year prize. Herdy won the North of England & Northern Ireland People's Choice award.

Paul Andrews, founder and md of Family Business United, which organises the awards, said: "We were delighted to pull together such a vibrant bunch of family businesses for the 2018 awards, 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."