John Pye have been crowned ‘Family Business of the Year’ at the ‘Midlands Family Business Awards 2016’.
The prestigious ceremony was held at the University of Birmingham, where they were also highly commended in the ‘Fastest Growing Family Business’ category and shortlisted for the inaugural People’s Choice Award.
Now in its sixth year, the Midlands Family Business Awards recognises the development, values and sustained growth of leading family businesses across the Midlands, showcasing their achievements.
Speaking after receiving the award our Managing Director Adam Pye said:
“We are truly honoured and humbled to be named the Family Business of the Year. This is recognition for all our staff, Team Pyes, their hard work and dedication in supporting the business through the significant sustained growth over the years. As a Nottingham family business this is an award ceremony that is close to our hearts and we are extremely proud to have been shortlisted alongside many other successful and inspirational family businesses across the region.”
John Pye are certainly not new to awards ceremonies, having been awarded Midlands Fastest Growing Family Business in 2014 and crowned ‘UK Asset Valuer / Auctioneer of the Year Award’ in 2016 at the TRI (Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency) Awards. They were also shortlisted for ‘UK Digital Business of the Year’ at the Amazon sponsored ‘Growing Business Awards’.
Not bad going for a company that started from humble beginnings in 1968, when founder John Pye began undertaking probate property clearances in Nottingham that other auctioneers in the city overlooked.
John Pye began as a sole trader with a horse and cart and the business has grown organically ever since to become the UK’s biggest independent commercial auctioneers. In the last five years the second generation family business has grown from 1 trading site to 20 across the UK, increasing from just over 100 auctions per annum to more than 600 in 2016, with full time staff growth rising from 51 to over 230 to date.