4 months ago
We are absolutely delighted to announce that Cummins Mellor have been crowned the BIBAs Family Business of the Year 2019!
Colleagues from all three of our companies (Cummins Mellor, CJUK and Personnel Checks) were presented with the award alongside nineteen of the most inspiring Lancashire businesses at Blackpool Tower on the 13th September.
Twenty awards were handed out to Lancashire’s most inspiring businesses in front of an audience of almost one thousand people, entertained by pop star and actor Jason Donovan.
Michelle Mellor, our Managing Director, said:
“Our family values, philosophy and principles have guided us through the highs and lows for over 30 years and coming together as one big work family, this recognition is certainly a magnificent high for us all!
As much as I appreciate this award and as grateful as I am for it, the greatest reward I’ve ever been given is the simple opportunity to help build a real business family where every single member believes they can really achieve and be better by helping our people realise their true value and amazing potential.”
As a result of winning this prestigious award, we will now join the BIBAs academy alongside the other winners to receive support for further growth.
Profits from the evening will also be put towards the BIBAs foundation, which supports enterprise programmes designed to create the next generation of Lancashire business leaders.
We were also proud to have been finalists in the Growth Business of the Year category, but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be this time!
Being finalists for not one, but two awards meant that the group had two sets of applications to write, two sets of nerve-wracking interviews and two visits from the judges at their Cathedral Quarter offices in Blackburn.
Suzanne Carr at Age Concern Central Lancashire said that the family business sector is a “strong and stable foundation” upon which the local business community was built.
Michelle added: “Congratulations to all the finalists and winners at this years’ BIBAs. A huge thank you to North & Western Lancashire Chamber for a job well done and of course to Age Concern.
Thank you to everyone who has liked, tweeted and commented, it means a great deal to our whole team to be recognised by our peers, giving us even more inspiration to keep working on being an even better family business for the future.”
Our family of businesses were established in 1990 when our Chairman, Richard Mellor, quit his job in hospitality and set up the business from scratch in his back bedroom.
In 1993, Michelle joined (and even did the odd stint as a Chef!) and has since become the Managing Director of all three of our businesses. Katie and Jack Mellor are the next generation of the Mellor family to join as Directors of CJUK and Personnel Checks alongside our extended work family.
Winning this award is a truly amazing feeling and we will continue to pride ourselves on being a family business with real family values.
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