Fracino shortlisted for more high profile awards.

Fracino is in the lineup for more prestigious accolades – having been shortlisted in two categories of the West Midlands Business Masters Awards. The third generation family business is in the final line up of the Manufacturer (SME) and Exporter (SME) categories of the ‘mouth-watering contest’ featuring highly successful and well-known Midlands companies.

In the hotly-contested categories Fracino is up against Mercian Labels and Penso Group in the Manufacturer (SME) group – and in the final line up with Crofts & Assinder and Ultraseal International in the Exporter (SME) group. Fracino MD Adrian Maxwell, who was invited onto this year’s judging panel, will present the Apprentice Scheme Award. editor in the Midlands Andy Coyne said: “Wherever you look in these shortlists there are interesting companies telling fascinating stories. They range from some of our most prominent plcs to SMEs starting out on the growth trail. “The Masters this year are as keenly contested as ever - perhaps more so - and I look forward to meeting the shortlisted companies and chatting to them on the night.” On the same evening that the Midlands Business Masters Awards are taking place at the Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, Fracino is attending the Family Business of the Year Awards at London’s May Fair Hotel where a series of dynamic family businesses will receive accolades.

Wish us good luck! – below is a reminder of Fracino’s awards and shortlistings over the last 12 months:

  • Winner: Essential Café Lifetime Achievement Award – Frank Maxwell, founder of Fracino.
  • Winner: Family Business United - Manufacturing Family Business of the Year.
  • Adrian Maxwell ranked in The Manufacturer Top 100 UK manufacturers.
  • Finalist: European Business Awards – Fracino nominated UK National Champion for demonstrating a continuously positive trend in the export/import or re-export of goods, along with expansion of coverage in existing or new markets.
  • Finalist: Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Awards.
  • Finalist: London Loves Excellence Awards.
  • Finalist: The Manufacturer Award.
  • Finalist: Family Business United.

Awards achieved in 2013:

  • UK Winner of Winners Award: EEF: (highest accolade bestowed by the EEF on a British manufacturer).
  • UK Outstanding Export Award: EEF.
  • Excellence in International Business: Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.
  • Manufacturer of the Year: Essential Café.
  • New Frontiers Red Ribbon Awards: Family Business Place.
  • Highly Commended Family Business Awards.
  • Finalist Growing Business Awards.
  • Finalist Manufacturing Excellence category of the Midlands Family Business Awards.