We’re so excited today because voting opens in the People’s Choice award – part of the 10th annual Family Business Awards.
For the whole of the month of October, members of the public can vote for Lobina Transport as their favourite family business. Your vote would mean the world to us. We have been owned by the Lobina family since Gino Lobina created a small business in the 1960s importing Italian food and wine to families from his homeland who had also moved to the United Kingdom.
Like all family businesses, we have had our highs and lows but we have always worked hard to build an honest, ethical business that makes a difference. Today we are proud to give back to the local community through charity initiatives and sponsorships including our work with Derbyshire Institute of Sport, which helps young athletes become champions.
You can read more about the three generations who have built Lobina Transport here.
We are delighted to be a finalist in the Employer of the Year category because we strive to make work fun and rewarding for all our employees. Along with the finalists in the 10 categories of the Family Business Awards we are ALSO entered for the People’s Choice award.
One winner, and two highly-commended runners-up, will be chosen solely from the number of votes cast online throughout the month of October. You can vote for us here. You will need to register your name and email to vote – but it only takes a minute. Check your emails after you have registered because you have to click a link to verify your email address. It’s a strict ‘one vote per email address’ rule.
More than 130 family-owned businesses entered the Family Business Awards this year so we are honoured to be shortlisted – that’s a huge achievement in itself. If you’ve watched our videos on our YouTube channel, you will know how proud we are of being a family-run, independent business.
Win or lose, we are celebrating our involvement in the awards. We’re planning to party at the awards night in Leicester on November 7 when the winners of all categories, and the People’s Choice awards, will be announced. Good luck to everyone who is competing. We are all winners.
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