J-Flex is a finalist in the Family Business of the Year category at the Midlands Family Business Awards, the UK’s only independent, not-for-profit annual Awards showcase for family businesses in the Midlands.
As a 2018 finalist J-Flex is automatically entered into the People’s Choice category, which is decided purely by public vote and the rare opportunity for customers, clients, employees, business contacts, their local community and followers to make their views count by voting for their personal favourite family business.
Voting is open now until midnight on the 15th November 2018 to, is completely free of charge!
So why vote for J-Flex? Sam Kirk, Managing Director explains more;
“J-Flex has established itself as a truly world-class company and is the UK’s leading elastomer solutions provider. We regularly export to 50+ countries and it’s all thanks to the brand created by our founders (and shareholders) John & Jill Kirk, and the relationships developed over the last 34 years.
We live our values every day by recognising & rewarding achievements and are committed to embedding them by recruiting against and appraising against them. We have a tremendously talented and loyal team in Retford – over 60% of my colleagues have been with J-Flex for 10 or more years (some closer to 20!)
Did I mention our charity work? We’re really proud to be associated with Bassetlaw Hospice. They too are based in Retford and rely on fundraising to keep them going – so far this year we’ve been able to donate £5,500. You can read about one of our fundraising frolics here!
Looking towards the future, our meticulous planning, plus external mentoring / coaching, has allowed me to successfully shadow, and succeed John – a transition that has been described by onlookers as a ‘seamless handover and succession in a family owned business’, whilst the introduction of a new Vision and Company Plan has provided clarity and focus for the immediate future.
To sum up, this award would further reward the loyalty demonstrated by our long-serving colleagues and also our shareholders who remain committed to business in Retford”.
Once voting has closed at midnight on the 15th November, all votes will be counted to identify the overall winner and two highly commended in the category.
All Award and category winners will be revealed at the Midlands Family Business Awards’ ceremony and black-tie dinner on Thursday 22nd November 2018 in Leicester.
For more information about the Awards, and to vote for J-Flex in the People’s Choice category, visit: www.familybusinessawards.co.uk