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23 November 2012 - The Pullman Hotel, 100 - 110 Euston Road , London NW1 2AJ, Auction commences at 20.45

Because You’re Worth It Thank you for joining us at the third annual Red Ribbon Awards – recognising excellence in the family business. Our main aim is to shine a light on the huge contribution that family businesses make to the UK economy and, before now, there has been a serious lack of recognition for the passionate, hard working families behind some of the UK’s most incredible businesses. And we’re not just talking about the household names or the high street brands, we’ve discovered some small gems who are quietly doing great things in their family business. For us at Family Business Place, the Red Ribbon Awards symbolise everything we set out to do; raise the profile and prestige of family businesses, generate huge publicity around the sector, give family businesses the recognition they deserve, provide a network for family businesses to access mentorship and advice, and most importantly – help family businesses succeed for future generations to come. So thank you to each and every one of you – whether you entered the awards, supported us through sponsorship, donated an auction prize or have helped us to spread the word. We have a great night ahead including entertainment from the brilliant RockChoir and a Charity Auction in aid of Global Angels and Make-A-Wish Foundation. We hope you have a fabulous evening and look forward to getting to know you and your business better in the future. Warmest best wishes,

Anita Brightley-Hodges Managing Director, Family Business Place

Founded by Molly Bedingfield in 2004, The Global Angels Foundation is an international charity, empowering disadvantaged children and communities around the world. Through The 100% Promise, every penny Global Angels receives from public donations goes directly to tangible on-the-ground resources such as safe drinking water, food, education, homes, rehabilitation, medical care and disaster relief. Tonight’s donations will go towards the 100 wells needed for 100 villages to provide 100,000 people in rural India with clean water.

Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK has a very simple objective – to grant magical wishes to children and young people fighting lifethreatening conditions. The charity was founded in the UK in 1986 and since then has granted over 7,700 wishes. This year, around 1,400 children will turn to Make-A-Wish to have their special wish granted – they need to raise over £6.8 million per year to continue granting these magical wishes.

LOT 01

A Trio of Single Cask Strength Malt Whisky Donated by James Cannon of Cascabel Capital Guide price £100-150 This whisky is not readily available on the open market and is bottled by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. The Society buys casks from the various Scottish Distilleries and bottles at cask strength. The benefit to the connoisseur is that the whisky is not chill filtered down to the legal alcohol limit of 70% Proof. This retains a considerable number of tastes that are lost by Chill Filtering. The strength of the bottles varies depending on the level of the “Angels’ Share”. The SMWS is not allowed to sell the bottles with the name of the Distillery on it. You will see that each bottle is numbered. The first set of numbers identifies the Distilery and the second set the number of the cask being bottled from that Distillery. There is a bottle of Highland, Lowland and Speyside within the trio.


LOT 02

Travel in Style with Arora Hotels Donated by Surinder Arora of Arora Hotels Guide price ÂŁ100-ÂŁ150 Ideal for those using Heathrow to jet away on holiday, a night here can seriously relieve the stress of getting to that plane. Enjoy a one night stay with breakfast for two in this fabulous four star hotel and ensure that your travels start in style.


LOT 03

Take to the Skies with Bremont Donated by Nick & Giles English of Bremont Watches Guide price: £450-£500 For those looking for a flight into history, why not bid for a flight for two in Bremont’s 1950s Max Holste Broussard. Originally designed as an observation plane for the French Military, the high wing monoplane provides an ideal plane from which to view the countryside. The radial engine develops over 450bhp and gives a cruising speed of 270mph.

The plane saw service in the Algerian conflict with the French Air Force. Broussard means literally “man of the bush” in reference to Bush Pilots. The development of the plane was enthusiastically supported by WWII French Fighter Ace, Pierre Clostermann. Some 363 were built. It’s similarity to the de Havilland Beaver led it to it being nicknamed, “the French Beaver”. Flights can be taken with Nick or Giles, weather permitting, from White Waltham Airfield near Henley On Thames.


LOT 04

A Royal Perfumery Experience Donated by Floris of London Guide price £175-£225 Spend an afternoon in Belgravia with Floris’ Master Perfumer who will create a bespoke fragrance, unique to you. Floris have been crafting perfumes for a long list of esteemed clientele dating back to 1730 and are proud holders of two Royal Warrants making this a truly special gift.


LOT 05

Handpicked by Jonathan Neame

Night for Two in Historic Sandwich Donated by Jonathan Neame of Shepherd Neame Guide price: £275-£300 Sandwich is an historic Cinque Port situated in East Kent. Previously one of five trading ports providing access to the continent, Sandwich is steeped in history and possesses many historic buildings and churches, all within a short walk within the town’s walls. Explore both the buildings and the pubs and restaurants of the town on foot to fully enjoy the experience. CLICK HERE TO PLACE A BID

For those golfing afficinados, Royal St Georges is a short drive away, as are many other well known golf courses, so if you are able to secure yourself a round at any of the courses, this prize would be a useful adjunct for your trip. The prize includes a one night stay and breakfast for two.

LOT 06

Rocking All Over The World Donated by Marc and Tony Stevenson of Stevenson Brothers Guide price £3,500-£4,000 A magical gift loved by celebrities and Royalty alike, the Stevenson Brothers Rocking Horses are truly magnificent. Combining traditional construction methods with modern technology, Stevenson Brothers create stunning works of art in their Kent workshop and ‘horse hospital’. This fabulous prize is a classic Steel Grey Oak Rocking Horse which will be loved by your children, grandchildren and many generations to come.


LOT 07

Behind the Scenes at Boodles Donated by Michael and Nicholas Wainwright of Boodles Guide price: Priceless! An incredible money-can’t-buy prize; spend one week experiencing life in the Boodles PR department in Bond Street, London as part of a paid internship. What an incredible experience to put on that all important UCAS form. Regarded as the most inspiring independent brand in the UK by the British jewellery trade, this family-run business has a passion for quality and innovative design. Diamonds after all, are forever.


LOT 08

The Finest Festive Delights Donated by Paul Kelly of Kelly Turkeys Guide price: £75-£100 After taking a tour of the Kelly’s Turkey farm in Danbury, Essex, this KellyBronze turkey will be the star of the show at your Christmas dinner table. With good ol’ fashioned flavour and texture, the KellyBronze turkey is bred to provide the ultimate experience in Christmas dining. Not to mention Paul Kelly is a Guinness World Record holder for ‘world’s fastest turkey plucker’ so you know it has come from the best.


LOT 09

A Weekend with Westons Donated by Helen Thomas of Westons Cider Guide price: £250-£300 Immerse yourself in the world of Westons Cider with a two night stay for two at the family’s boutique Kilcott Inn along with a private tour of the Cider Mill. A unique opportunity to discover the secrets behind this 130 year old family business; explore the mill and savour the aromas of traditional cider-making in the heart of the beautiful Herefordshire countryside.


LOT 10

A Throne Fit For A King Donated by Robert Knapp of Robert Langford. Guide price: £3,000 - £3,500 Billed as the ‘little back dress’ of the design industry, Robert Langford Furniture have been designing and creating the highest quality pieces of furniture for their discerning clients for many years. Creative Director, Robert Knapp, will spend time with the successful bidder to design a bespoke, personally tailored pair of occasion chairs from a choice of the finest fabrics and finishes. If you’re a person of impecable style and taste, this is a unique opportunity to make a statement for your home.


LOT 11

Premium Burgers from Muddy Boots Donated by Miranda and Roland Ballard of Muddy Boots Foods Guide price: £125-£150 Miranda and Roland Ballard are passionate about top quality, ethically farmed British beef from the family’s herd, in Gloucester. Enjoy a jam packed (actually no jam included!) hamper of tasty burgers and meatloaf. Ideal for the barbeque, even at this time of the year.


LOT 12

Here Come The Girls Donated by Gary and Mike Martin of Guide price: £175-£225 A fabulous selection of luxury hair styling products from - great stocking fillers for the women in your life. This family business has evolved from Grandma’s 1950’s salon to today’s online world of haircare and offers the latest in sophisticated products from leading brands. Christmas and Birthdays rolled into one for any self-respecting fashionista.

Auction prize includes: ETI Turbo 2000 dryer • Tigi Bed Head Master Piece Hair Spray • American Crew Classic Body Lotion • American Classic Body Wash • Tigi Bed Head Biggie After Party • Tigi S-Factor Serious Straight Spray • Tigi Catwalk Session Series Texture Paste • Goldwell Kerasilk Styling Treatment • Goldwell Style Sign Texture Glue • Special Edition Hair Tools Radial Brush Set • Clynol Editions Bi Phase Conditioner • Clynol Editions • Macadamia Healing Oil Spray • Macadamia Moisturizing Rinse.


LOT 13

Magical Nile Cruise on board the Princess Donia Donated by Lee Allan of Grosvenor Associates Guide price: ÂŁ5,500-ÂŁ6,000 This is an exceptional chance for a party of ten to enjoy one week Private Charter on board the stunning Princess Donia with a full crew, whilst drifting down the Nile taking in the local history. The Princess Donia is a luxurious dahbeeyah sailing ship which offers a unique 5* experience for those seeking to get away from it all. The romantic 36m ship will take you on a magical sailing cruise trip from Luxor to Aswan taking in the many ancient Egyptian monuments, temples, tombs and scenes beside the River Nile. Flights not included.


LOT 14

Power Ahead with Medway Bridge Marina Donated by Giles Billingsley of Medway Bridge Marina Guide price ÂŁ300 - ÂŁ350 For the thrill seekers amongst us, this two-day Powerboat Level 2 course for two people is an incredible opportunity to gain a Royal Yachting Association qualification. The course covers basic boat handling, speed manoeuvres, launching and recovery and safety. This two-day course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.


LOT 15

Valentines Treat for Two Donated by Jeremy Robson and RAM Asset Management. Guide price £300 For the true romantics, why not take your other half out in London and retire to one of the newest boutique hotels. The Great Northern Hotel is a Grade II* listed building, which has been incorporated into the new concourse of King’s Cross and is strategically situatated between King’s Cross and St Pancras Mainline Railway Stations. The hotel has been tastefully and carefully renovated to provide modern facilites in a traditional façade. The Triple Aspect First Floor Brasserie provides a naturally lit haven in a bustling metropolis. Sample the wares of the ground floor bar, which boasts one of the longest zinc bars in London.


Provides one night accommodation and breakfast for two.

For your entertainment the amazing Rock Choir! Founded by Caroline Redman Lusher in 2005, Rock Choir offers children, teenagers and adults the opportunity to sing pop, Motown, gospel and chart songs, without the need to audition, read music, or have any previous singing experience – it’s the contemporary choir for people who just love to sing. Rock Choir is a family-run business with over 16,000 members in 200 locations across the UK and is the largest amateur choir in the world.

About our auctioneer... James Cannon has been a property auctioneer since 1994. Since that time he has worked for three top 20 surveying firms and has set up and run two top five commercial auction houses. James has transacted over 10,000 properties by auction, portfolio and private treaty. James learnt to use his voice in the Army, where he served for 12 years. On his first auction, an Uncle flew over from Toronto and after the auction informed James that he was a sixth generation auctioneer. James carries out charity auctions as his contribution to charity.

Open outcry auctions Open outcry auctioneering is believed to have started in Egypt in 2,000 BC. In today’s age of Electronic Trading, Open Outcry offers a fair and equitable way of selling Lots to members of the public. Each bidder’s money is as good as the next person’s and once the reserve is reached, the Lot will find it’s market price.

AUCTION NOTICES AND CONDITIONS 01. The Lots in the auction are offered on behalf of Family Business Place Ltd (“FBP”). The proceeds of the sale will be shared equally between Global Angels: and Make a Wish Foundation; www. Global Angels will receive all of the proceeds and will be responsible for sending half of them to Make a Wish Foundation. 02. The Lots are offered in accordance with the order of sale. For any late donations, the auctioneer will make a further announcement from the rostrum. 03. The Lots are offered as described and are “sold as seen”. FBP make no warranties or guarantees as to the Lots. If bidders have any questions relating to the lots, please contact Amalia Brightley-Gillott on 01732 220120 04. The Lots are offered with issued Guide Prices. The Guide Prices are defined as the price at which the relevant Lot is expected to sell. 05. All lots are offered with a Reserve Price, below which the lot will not be sold. Where the Lots have been donated gratis to FBP, the Reserve will be £1. For Lot numbers 06, 10 and 13, the lots are offered at a Reserve, which equates to a cost to FBP of offering the respective Lot. 06. The Auctioneer will ask for bids from the floor after introducing the Lot. If you are interested in a Lot, please make your bids clearly. Once the Auctioneer has seen you bidding, he will endeavour to return to you, whilst you continue to bid. The Auctioneer, will regulate the bidding, but it is a charity auction and should you wish to bid a particular figure, please let the Auctioneer know. 07. Should the Lot fail to meet the reserve the Auctioneer will withdraw the Lot and make an announcement to that effect. 08. On the reaching the highest bid and there being no further bids, the Auctioneer will call for bids for the First, Second and Last Time and will then sell the Lot. 09. The fall of the gavel signifies an unconditional sale to the highest bidder. 10. If you are the successful buyer of the Lot, one of the FBP Team will present you will a Purchaser’s Slip, which we would ask you to fill in. 11. FBP will accept cash or cheque on the night of the auction. Where the buyer wishes to buy the Lot through a company, FBP will issue an invoice on the profeering of a genuine business card of the business being invoiced. Please make payment in this instance within 5 business days of the sale. 12. Interested parties not attending the auction may make a proxy bid for Lots that interest them by filling in the Sales Memorandum and returning it together with a cheque to the Auctioneer at The Auctioneer will bid on the Proxy Bidders behalf up to the level authorised by the proxy. If the proxy bidder is the successful bidder, FBP will contact the proxy, confirm the purchase has been made and cash the cheque proffered. 13. Title of the Lot only transfers after FBP have received the full amount of the purchase price from the buyer. 14. The Auctioneer is, unless otherwise informed, TJB Cannon, of Casacabel Capital Limited, of 28 Leman Street, London E1 8ER. Telephone Number 020 3657 6066. The Auctioneer gives his time gratis for this auction.

What can you do in Ten Days? ‘My Ten Days’ is an initiative to encourage owners and managers of family businesses to kick start their Corporate and Social Responsibility strategy. By giving one employee an extra ten days paid leave in order to do something truly amazing, they can improve the lives of many in the UK and overseas. ‘My Ten Days’ allows individuals the opportunity to fundraise and volunteer for the charity of their choice without having to worry about not having enough holiday allowance and so leaves them free to make a real and fantastic contribution. Whether it be hiking up Mount Everest to fundraise or donating time to a local care home, collectively the family business community can make a huge difference. For more information visit or contact: or 01732 220120 ‘My Ten Days’ is an initiative of Family Business Place.

Red Ribbon Awards 2012 Sponsors Best in Class: Corporate Environmental Responsibility

Best in Class: Young Gun

Sponsored by: Inenco

Sponsored by: Asset Value Investors (AVI)

Working with tens of thousands of sites across the UK, we have the

AVI is an employee owned asset management company established

buying power to access low energy prices for our customers. Our

in 1985 and with over £1.4 billion of funds under management. Our

valued customers range from single small users to large multi-site

distinct value oriented and low risk investment approach, which has

organisations across all industry sectors.

been in place for nearly 25 years, is to find undiscovered value among high quality assets.

Best in Class: Entrepreneurship

Best in Class: Community Involvement

Presented by: Medway Bridge Marina

Presented by: My Ten Days

Medway Bridge Marina is Kent’s premier boat sales company and

My Ten Days is an initiative to encourage owners of family businesses to

marina, specialising in providing services for motor cruisers and yachts

give Ten Days paid leave to a member of staff to do something incredible.

of all sizes. A family business proud of their reputation for care and

Whether it’s climbing Mt Everest to raise funds or volunteering in a local

experience since 1969.

care home, every small business can make a big difference.

Best in Class: Customer First Presented by: Downers Design

Best in Class: Family Business Ambassador Sponsored by: Preedy Glass

Established by Sheri and Kelly Downer over 20 years ago, Downers

J. Preedy & Sons have provided a comprehensive range of constantly

Design specialise in the manufacture and design of bespoke handmade

developing glass and glazing products and services since 1913. Now run

curtains, blinds and soft furnishings. With workshops in south London,

by the fourth generation of the family, Preedy Glass have embraced new

Downers Design is a true champion of the UK’s manufacturing industry.

technologies and carefully integrated them with traditional craft based skills.

Best in Class: Best Small Family Business

Best in Class: Fastest Growing Family Business

Sponsored by: Sarasin & Partners

Sponsored by: Wellers Accountants

Sarasin & Partners is a London based specialist asset management

At Wellers, we’re more than number crunchers. With a proven track

firm. We manage £12.1 billion for private clients, charities, pension

record of 70 years working with SMEs and family businesses, we know

funds and institutions. We believe in an ideas-driven investment

how to add tangible value to your business. It’s an approach we think

philosophy that is truly global and we are well recognised for our

you’ll find a breath of fresh air.

exceptional client services.

Best in Class: Innovation

Best in Class: New Frontiers

Sponsored by: Matthews the Printers

Sponsored by: Towry

Since 1984 Matthews the Printers have helped clients from a variety

Choosing the right wealth adviser to help you make decisions about

of industries make the most of their marketing campaigns and reduce

your financial future is very important. At Towry, we believe that your

their costs and environmental impact. Still a family-run business,

financial decisions should be made as part of a lifetime financial plan,

Matthews the Printers are one of the UK’s leading print companies.

which is structured to help you achieve your short and long term goals.

Best in Class: Longevity

Best in Class: Family Business of the Year

Sponsored by: Brewin Dolphin

Presented by: Institute for Family Business

Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK’s largest independent private client

The Institute for Family Business is an independent, not-for-profit,

investment managers. With £25 billion under management, their

politically neutral, membership association that’s here to help the UK’s

success is founded on their long track record of helping private clients,

family business sector. We engage with policy makers, key stakeholders

trusts, charities and pension funds to create and preserve wealth.

and the media to promote the strengths and values of the sector.

Best in Class: Lifetime Achievement Presented by: Family Business Place

Greedy Media

At Family Business Place we create opportunities for family businesses

Greedy Media specialise in producing high-end video content. The

to share stories, publicise achievements, engage with professional

team have worked with many family businesses to bring an interactive

advisers and meet others at the helm of family-run firms. Speak to us

dimension to the brand including Barlow Tyrie, Rupert Welch and

about how we can help you create success for the next generation.

Frank Hudson Furniture.

Our Partners Contact Limelight

Nick Gillott Photography

Contact Limelight is an award-winning, family business who have

Nick’s exceptional photography will make your business shine. Whether

been designing, developing and delivering exceptional events since

it’s stunning photos of a new building, product shots for a launch,

1999. From innovative training days to excite your sales team through

coverage of an event, or team photos for a corporate website, Nick will

to organising a series of events to celebrate a significant milestone in

make sure you and your business stand out from the crowd.

your family business.

We are a Family Firm that stimulates ideas and dialogue for family businesses

Throughout the UK there is growing recognition of the contribution that family businesses make to the national and global economy, in terms of employment, revenue generation and support for the community at large. By continually striving to offer more, and better, to the family business community, our goal is to become THE leading resource for current and future generations of family businesses. At Family Business Place we create opportunities for family businesses to share stories, publicise achievements, engage with professional advisors and create a network of contacts with similar needs, issues, frustrations and experiences. We embrace all types of family businesses, from Morgan Cars and Warburtons to JCB and Specsavers. You can be a husband and wife start up or a multigeneration success.

Talk to us about how we can help you create success for the next generation and call Anita Brightley-Hodges on 01732 220120 or email

Chris Kelly...

Amalia Brightley-Gillott

A career in acting and broadcast, Chris

Editor-in-Chief of Family Business Place and

now offers training in presentation and

Generation magazine, raising the prestige and

persuasion skills.

profile of UK family businesses.



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