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What have people had to say about #CFBA2017?

Sophia, Sue and Janett speak about that night!

We are still reeling from the glittering night that was the first Cumbria Family Business Awards, the response from the business community has been astonishing and so far as evening’s go, it was a pretty special one. We worked so hard on all the little details that we hoped would make your night even more magical, music, artworks, books and awards designed by the county’s finest artists, not to mention the delightful family business drinks reception. Everything (more or less) went exactly to plan, what we couldn’t have predicted was the atmosphere. The room was simply buzzing and that was down to the people who attended. We would also like to extend our thanks to the wonderful Dave Myers who hosted the night in his inimitable style and was a true gentlemen. Dave genuinely cared about the premise for the night and took time to speak with people until long after the ceremony had finished.  We weren’t the only ones who enjoyed themselves and here are just some of the lovely things people had to say about the night!

The event was superbly organised, the attention to detail was beautiful, but my overriding memory will be the feeling of warmth, joy and sense of community, now that really is hard to achieve! – Sarah Stables University of Cumbria


I just wanted to say a great big thank you for Friday night.  You ladies were awesome!  Everything went completely fabulously, right down to the music played to accompany the winners on stage (you could tell it was organised by women!)  The night was totally buzzing!…I’ve still got an enormous smile on my face! Thank you so much. – Sally Fielding, Sally’s Cottages

Lovely emails, handwritten letters and much more have flooded our inboxes and doormats this week. THANK YOU! Thank you to all the fantastic family business finalists, winners, judges, sponsors, guests, artists, authors, musicians, production team, photographers, videographers and everyone involved in the first of many Cumbria Family Business Awards. #WeAreCumbria! Let’s make sure we get #CFBA2018 trending next year too! Family businesses of Cumbria – you deserve it!

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