Award-winning work plus a spot on the TV!

We are proud to share the news that our client of a number of years, K&S McKenzie, won the Small Family Business of the Year title at this year’s national Family Business of the Year awards!

K&S McKenzie was nominated for this prestigious award at the back-end of 2020 – a year that I think we can all agree was tough for everyone and so it was a very welcome end to the year.

As part of their shortlisting, they were required to complete a detailed entry form in order to progress to the next phase. They needed to meet a range of criteria and demonstrate why they were worthy of this award – no meant feat with so many other fantastic family businesses from up-and-down the country shortlisted alongside K&S McKenzie.

We worked with the team at K&S McKenzie to create a detailed (10 pages long, no less!) entry that showcased all the things that make them a proud family business and a worthy entrant into these national awards. There was so much to share as the team at K&S really are fantastic and each and every one of them goes above and beyond for their customers daily – this was especially the case during the challenges of the past year.

Paul Andrews, the founder of Family Business United and organiser of the awards, said:

Family businesses are the engine room of the UK economy and these awards celebrate their contribution. This is a business with a long-term view, planning for the future with a great team who have dealt with all the challenges the events of the past year have thrown at them and with the next generation already involved has its sights firmly set on remaining in the family for generations to come and is a worthy winner of the 2021 Small Family Business of the Year award.

Of course, we were thrilled when the news came that they had won! Cheers all around!

However, our job wasn’t yet complete. An award-winning entry was just part of the work we did to support K&S McKenzie in their win. We also created and shared press releases – one for the local press, and one for the industry press. Both were picked up and the story of their success was featured in print and online. Further to this, we worked with the team at ITV Border to have their story covered for the evening news slot on television.

We are proud to support K&S McKenzie and to have helped them achieve an award-winning entry, coverage across print and digital, and even a spot on the television! A well-deserved result for such a great, local, family business.

If you want to take a step in an award-winning direction, or need help with PR or telling your story, then our team can help. Simply contact us for an initial chat.

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