Odiham Cake Company has beaten hundreds of other nominations from around the UK to be named a Regional Finalist at this year’s Red Ribbon Family Business Awards – the highest and most prestigious accolade to be awarded to Britain’s independent, family-owned businesses.

Now in its seventh year, the Red Ribbon Awards have become the most sought-after prize for family businesses around the country.

Regional Finalists will represent their area of the UK at the National Red Ribbon Awards Ceremony at Wembley Stadium on 15th July 2016 where 10 companies will be crowned winners.

The Red Ribbon Awards seek to recognise and celebrate the contribution of enterprising families and entrepreneurs to the UK economy. Previous winners have included The Goring, Shepherd Neame, Michel Roux Jr at Le Gavroche, Pimlico Plumbers, Angels the Costumiers and East End Foods.

Gareth Jones and wife Emma started Odiham Cake Company from their kitchen in 2012. The business is now run from a modern unit with high-spec kitchen and consultation area a stone’s throw from their family home in Odiham, Hampshire.

Their four children Beth, Owen, Amy and Lily, aged between 21 and 12, support them during busy times with boxing orders, cleaning up, designing cakes and marketing.

Gareth Jones says, “Odiham Cake Company really is a family affair. Even at home, the kids are giving us new ideas for designs, flavours and marketing. We’re so proud to represent the South East in these awards, especially as they recognise the hard work and achievements of family-run businesses like ours.”

Amalia Brightley-Gillott, Director of the Red Ribbon Awards says, “This year we’ve seen more nominations than ever before. I’m always astounded by how many exciting, innovative and entrepreneurial businesses are out there, driven by the country’s most entrepreneurial business leaders. There are over 3 million family firms and they employ 1 in 3 people. These awards are about recognising those businesses, the real engine room of Britain’s economy.”

Wish us luck!

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