Sturgess Motor Group has won Family Business United’s Luxury Goods Family Business of the Year Award.
Over 200 family businesses were nominated for the award, and shortlists produced in eight different industry sectors and seven regions.
Sturgess Motor Group took the title in the category of Luxury Goods, for their representation of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands.
Chairman of Sturgess Motor Group Chris Sturgess said: ““Winning this award is fantastic for me to accept on behalf of the family, but it goes a lot further than that – our staff work incredibly hard to meet the needs of our customers. They go the extra mile to ensure that we offer the best service possible and they are part of the fabric of who we are and to win an award like this is a great reflection of all their hard work, dedication and work ethic too. We are proud to still be able to call ourselves a family business and look forward to seeing what the next 100 years will bring.”
Founder and managing director of the Awards Paul Andrews said: “Sturgess Motor Group demonstrate an incredible balance between the old and the new, aware of their heritage but also prepared to move forward to keep pace with the environment in which they operate. A visit to their showrooms clearly shows this juxtaposition with the luxury cars on the showroom floor surrounded by walls that are adorned with pictures from their past, cars, family members and the garage where it all began.”
The Family Business of the Year Awards were established three years ago to celebrate the contribution that family businesses make to the UK economy. With over 3 million family firms in the UK, the awards, organised by Family Business United, really help to put family businesses on the map, celebrating their achievements and recognising the diversity of the sector at the same time.
The Sturgess Motor Group was originally founded in 1897 by Walter E. Sturgess when he set up a small shop in the West End of Leicester manufacturing, selling and servicing bicycles under the name of W.E. Sturgess & Sons. They have held the franchises of Jaguar and Land Rover both since the late 1940’s.