VALUED Nottingham Rugby sponsors Hall-Fast have been
shortlisted in three categories at the fourth annual Red Ribbon
Awards for family businesses.
Hosted by Family
Business Place, they are the UK's only national awards to recognize
the achievements of family-run companies of all sizes and across
Finalists in the Corporate Social Responsibility, Small Family
Business and the overall Family Business of the Year categories,
Hall-Fast will find out if they have been successful or not at a
prestigious awards evening held at the Lancaster London Hotel on
5th July 2013.
Anita Brightly-Hodges, Managing Director of Family Business
Place says, ''we were spoilt for choice with this year's
nominations. From hundreds who entered, we believe all of the
shortlisted family businesses deserve to win''.
Hall-Fast commenced trading in August 2006 with just £5,000
start-up capital, today the business still remains self-financed
from profits. Although initial focus was on supplying specialist
fasteners into the UK automotive sector, the achievement of
ISO9001 enabled the business to supply many other sectors
resulting in rapid growth. Hall-Fast is currently on target to grow
by 56.4% and exports more than 48,000 product lines to 75 different
"It is no secret that family-run businesses are the backbone of
the UK economy. In times of uncertainty they are they the last ones
to make redundancies, keep a long-term view for the business and
stay true to their founding values of integrity, trust and
loyalty'' Commented Malcolm Hall, Managing Director of Hall-Fast,
"I am incredibly proud of all that we have achieved. In the last
three years we have won sixteen awards this has enabled the
business to attract the interest of high caliber strategic
partners, companies and employees. I'm delighted that our success
has again being recognized on a national level!''