Nene Valley Tree Services Ltd has been selected as a finalist for UK’s top Family run business, following a record number of applicants

Nene Valley Tree Services based in Warmington, nr Peterborough, has been shortlisted for the Legacy – Best Family Business at this year’s  Small Awards.

Now in its sixth year, The Small Awards is a nationwide search for the smallest and greatest firms in the UK, across all sectors. It is organised annually by Small Business Britain, which champions, inspires and accelerates the nation’s 6 million small firms.

Nene Valley Tree Services Ltd,  was founded by husband and wife Team, Andy & Lucy Stone in 2015, and provides exceptional quality tree care that doesn’t cost the earth. Following a record-breaking number of applications, it has been chosen as one of eight finalists for the Legacy Award for best Family Business that recognises the unique characteristics, challenges and strengths of family run businesses. The business demonstrates involvement and contribution from family members as well as business success over a period of time.

With eleven unique categories, the Small Awards celebrate the dynamism and resilience of the UK’s small business sector, across everything from mission-led start-ups, to longstanding family firms, to the nation’s leading sole traders.

“The Small Awards is an opportunity to applaud all the inspiring, positive things that these fabulous, finalist entrepreneurs have achieved over the last year, particularly as we start to move forwards once again,” said Michelle Ovens CBE, Founder of Small Business Britain.

“The phenomenal number of applications, and their incredibly high standard, has been fantastic to see. Nene Valley Tree Services should be extremely proud of being shortlisted for this award. The Small Awards is all about championing and spotlighting the nation’s small firms, and we’re so excited to finally be able to celebrate with them again in person this year.”

Lucy Stone added “We are thrilled that our hard work and dedication to providing exceptional service, has been recognised for these prestigious awards.  As either one of us will confirm, working alongside your spouse can be incredibly challenging (whilst also raising a family) and it is so lovely to be recognised in this way. We are so grateful to all our wonderful customers and partner organisations such as Safe Local Trades, who have helped our business to flourish over the last few years!”

Judged by a panel of enterprise experts, the winners of all categories, along with the overall winner of Small Business of the Year, will be announced on 19 May 2022.

After being held online for two years due to the pandemic, the awards ceremony will return in person this year to take place at St John’s Church in London. Plans are underway for a fun-filled night of celebrations, with small business owners and industry leaders coming together for an evening of inspiring speeches, entertainment, dinner and more!