Joedan Group wins family award!

Joedan Group wins family award!
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We are pleased to announce that Joseph Purcaro (Joedan Group Managing Director) has been named the winner of the ‘Next Generation Family Achiever’ award, in the Cotswolds Life Family Business Awards 2016. 

Joseph Purcaro: ‘this is a reflection of the company as a whole, and demonstrates to everyone our commitment to investment and succession, which will keep our family business firmly at the forefront of the local economy for many years to come’ 

Cotswold Life Family Business Awards 2016…Winners revealed

 Cotswold Life Business & Professional magazine is dedicated to celebrating family businesses and this year is no exception.

With our Family Business Awards now in their 4th year, we reveal the 2016 best family run companies across the Cotswolds…

Family businesses form the backbone of the British economy and we are lucky enough to have hundreds of them here in the heart of our region. As businesses get bigger to meet increasingly global competition, you might think family businesses are in decline, but we find no evidence of this as our list of great Cotswold family businesses continues to grow.  

Regardless of industry or size of the business, these awards celebrate family companies, their enterprise, success and the people working within them. Nicky Godding, Cotswold Life Business Editor commented “Family run companies are at the forefront of the local economy and we are proud to be celebrating the huge and unique contribution they make to the Cotswold economy”.

For 2016 we increased the number of award categories and also launched some new ones. Entry numbers, this year, were the highest we have ever had. At the judging meeting, our expert panel debated long and hard to reach the final outcome, with one category so tough judges decided upon two winners.

We are delighted to announce our 2016 winners below who will be recognised in our September issue.


2016 Winners

Best Start up Family Business

Spark Brands Ltd

Fastest Growing Family Business

Oxford Products Ltd 

Employee of the Year

Rich Powell - Arc Energy Resources Ltd

Family Business Apprentice

Alex Pollard - Clarkson Evans 

Next Generation Family Achiever

Joseph Purcaro - Joedan Group 

Family Business Long Service Award

Abid Naser - SmartSurvey Ltd

Retail Excellence

Hobbs House Bakery Ltd

Food & Farming Excellence    

Cotteswold Dairy

Family Business Exporter of the Year 

Batten & Allen

& Freeman Technology Ltd

Family Business Longevity Award

Poeton Industries Limited

Corporate Social Responsibility

McGurk Group Ltd

Outstanding Contribution to the local or national economy

Owen Mumford

Editor's Choice Award

Sibling Distillery Ltd

Family Business of the Year

Severn Valley Woodworks

2016 Judges

Nicky Gooding:          Business Editor and Chair

Ruth Dooley:              Partner and Head of Tax | Hazlewoods LLP

Elizabeth Saunders:    Partner and Head of Private Client | BPE

Jayne Woodley:         Chief Executive, Oxfordshire Community Foundation

Sarah Bryars:             Chief Executive, Target Group

Julia Iball:                  Chair, IoD Oxfordshire

Graham Ripley:          Chair of Governors, Gloucestershire College

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The Joedan Group is a secure, long established and reputable family business. We are among the top 10 Aluminium Fabricators in the UK. We offer confidence and total peace of mind in the quality of our products and the delivery of the very best service.  We are members of the Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF).  Being the industry authority, the GGF promotes best practice and sets the highest technical and health & safety standards. The Federation is also the voice of the industry in local and national politics helping shape and influence policy and legislation. As well as offering an array of benefits to its members, the GGF guides and protects homeowners when buying glass or glazing products and services.

You were honest and straight forward with no pressure.
Mr & Mrs Collishaw