Oakland International is a finalist in The National Family Business Awards 2017 in the Big Heart Award category representing the Midlands, with winners announced at the Grand Awards Ceremony at Wembley on Saturday 15th July.
Oakland International CEO and Co-Founder Dean Attwell, stated: “As a responsible family business we feel privileged to be a finalist in the Big Heart award category; recognising our commitment and contribution to the local community.”
Oakland International’s charity, the Oakland Foundation, officially opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal on Friday 28th June 2013, aims to help reduce child poverty within the Redditch and Bromsgrove areas by supporting children and their families through their work with local educational and youth organisations; offering activities, programmes and financial support based around the themes of health and nutrition, education and sport.
Dean added: “Through the Oakland Foundation we have been able to make a real and positive difference to the lives of local children. The Foundation also provides Oakland International team members with a chance to develop their skills through volunteering for the Foundation.”
Now in their 8th year, the National Family Business Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of Britain and Ireland’s over 3 million family-owned businesses and the entrepreneurs who lead them.
Amalia Brightley-Gillott, Awards Director said: “Every year we are blown away by the variety and calibre of family businesses who enter the awards. Few people realise that every time they visit their local hairdresser, stay in a boutique hotel, buy a bottle of wine, have a necklace made or buy cheese in the supermarket that they are in fact supporting passionate, dedicated families who have set up in business together. They might be hundreds of years old or new kids on the block. These awards are our chance to say ‘thank you’ and give recognition for their contribution.”
Oakland International provides multi-temperature supply chain and value added services for the food and drink sector in the UK, Ireland and Europe.