Family Business In The Running For High Sheriff’s Award For Excellence


Cheshire-based Abbey England, market-leading wholesale supplier of premium British-made materials and tools, is delighted to have been shortlisted in this year’s High Sheriff Awards for Enterprise in the ‘Family Business Award of Excellence’ category. The awards will be presented by the High Sheriff of Cheshire, Mark Mitchell, at an event at Chester Racecourse later this month.

This prestigious shortlisting follows a host of business accolades this year, including the business winning the Family Business category of Business Masters Awards, and shortlistings for North West Family Business Award (Retailers & Wholesalers) and North West Family Business Award (Manufacturing & Engineering Retailers).

The High Sheriff's Awards for Enterprise were originally introduced in 2006 by the then High Sheriff of Cheshire, David Briggs, MBE KStJ to recognise outstanding achievements by enterprises in Cheshire, Halton and Warrington. The awards have grown to become Cheshire's prime business awards event and the Family Business award recognises leaders of outstanding entrepreneurial families and the achievements of specific family businesses.

Abbey England, headed-up by CEO Richard Brown, includes more than 10 members of the family and is run on traditional values of honesty, fairness, hard work and good service. The company is in an exciting growth phase and has recently launched a new strategy, which combines the heritage of the business, including its Royal Warrant, with the introduction of leading-edge technology, to ensure future sustainability.

Commented Richard Brown:

“We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the High Sheriff’s Awards and are looking forward to attending this prominent event. This recognition reflects the importance we put on family and being a family-run business. We are currently consolidating our business to ensure it is ready for growth in the new decade, but we will continue to focus on the markets we can serve best, building on the qualities that earned us our Royal Warrant and providing products and service that truly put the customer first.”

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