RSM looking at “how family values have generated improvement” at business awards
The leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services, RSM is the latest name to have stepped out in support of the Business Excellence Awards Essex 2019 which returns to the region on Thursday 26 September.
The business, which has around 3,500 partners and staff in the UK, lend their crucial services and expertise to middle market leaders across the globe.
This year they are excited to be the category sponsors behind the ‘Family Business of the Year’ award, one which looks at success across a broad range of factors including maintaining strong family values.
Paul Dearsley, Chelmsford Office Managing Partner said: “Essex is a county of innovative and industrious entrepreneurs, many of them running family businesses.
“RSM has chosen to sponsor the Family Business of the Year category as our client base includes many long-established Essex family businesses both large and small.
“We understand the dynamics of family businesses, the opportunities and the challenges this brings and the need to balance strong family values with business success and planning for succession. RSM wants to celebrate the success of this county’s family businesses.”
Nominations for the Family Business of the Year Award is now open and welcomes all businesses from Essex, big or small that believe their family deserve recognition.
Once entries close on Friday 14 June, applications will be handed over to RSM who will select just three finalists.
And operating under five brand values itself, including ‘Respect’, ‘Integrity’, ‘Teamwork’, ‘Excellence’ and ‘Stewardship’, RSM is on the look-out for the same level of commitment to values when it comes to reviewing the category applications.
This is something that Mr Dearsley hopes the winning application will share.
“The Family Business of the Year must clearly demonstrate how family values have contributed to their success. This is wider than just financial performance” he said.
“We are also looking to see how family values have generated improvement and innovation in other areas such as products and service development, systems and processes, marketing and brand. Of particular importance is how the family business recognises the contribution of the wider team and how it benefits the wider community.
“For multi-generational businesses we want to understand how they have prepared for generational transition to ensure future generations continue to grow and develop the business whilst staying true to their family values.”