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AIrband shortlisted for 3 Family Business Awards

We are very proud to announce that we’re finalists in 3 categories of the Midlands Family Business Awards.

The Midlands Family Business Awards are the UK’s only independent not-for-profit awards for family businesses.

Established in 2010, the Midlands Family Business Awards is a charitable initiative aiming to create an ethical, friendly and supportive community for the region’s family businesses. Each year the Awards recognise and reward success across a range of 10 categories, each judged by an independent panel.

With over 120 applicants across the 10 categories it is a real honour that Airband have been shortlisted for 3 awards! We are proud finalists in the ‘Fastest Growing Family Business’, Entrepreneur of the Year’ and ‘Best Small Family Business’.

The diversity of companies selected as finalists is incredibly broad and sees us up against companies including a Roofing Company, Quad Bikes, Illumination Face Masks, Phenolic and Polyester fibreglass mouldings and a Motor Company, so we have some stiff competition from lots of different industries.

Airband was built up by husband and wife team Red and Miranda with family at the heart of their business. After struggling with poor internet speeds living in Rural Worcestershire themselves they found a niche in the market using fixed wireless technology and have continued to develop technology used whilst growing the business to what it is today.

The technology we use allows us to reach many rural areas that other internet providers deem inaccessible or not commercially viable. As we use fixed wireless broadband this means that we can reach properties using ‘line of sight’ over radio waves from a local transmitter. As a team Airband use local suppliers and engineers when setting up a new site and are constantly working to ensure that our customers have excellent service and any issues are dealt with as quickly as possible.  

Over the next few weeks our Managing Director Redmond Peel will be attending the judging panels to be put through his paces on why Airband deserve the accolade of ‘Fastest Growing Family Business’, ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and ‘Best Small Family Business’. The judging panels are made up of a leading family business person with support from a sponsor representative, an industry expert and representative from the Awards Team.

People’s Choice Award
Alongside being finalists in 3 categories we are also entered into the People’s Choice 2017. We will post more details on our Twitter page @UKAirband about the People’s Choice Award when voting opens at the beginning of October.

The winners will be announced at the Family Business Awards Ceremony & Dinner on Thursday 9th November 2017 at the Derby Arena.  

 

The installation engineers were efficient, competent and polite and we had the internet up and running immediately.

- Julie and Mark Thomas, Herefordshire