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Morley Hayes reaches final of Midlands Family Business Awards for second successive year

Morley Hayes, one of Derbyshire’s best-loved leisure facilities, has been shortlisted for the title of Employer of the Year at the Midlands Family Business Awards for the second successive year.

The hotel, restaurant and golf venue is the only Derbyshire business to be shortlisted in the prestigious Employer of the Year category, which recognises those family businesses with people at the heart of their organisation and whose family values make the business a good place to work.

The overall winners and highly commended businesses from each of the ten categories will be decided following an interview day and announced at an awards ceremony which is taking at Athena in Leicester on Thursday 22 November.

This is the second consecutive year that Morley Hayes has been recognised at the Midlands Family Business Awards - in 2017 it was also highly commended in the Employer of the Year category.

In order to win the award this year, Morley Hayes will have to beat off the challenge from five very diverse companies: Birmingham-based David Manners; Leicester’s Fashion UK; Nottingham’s Swiftool Precision Engineering; Pertemps of Warwickshire; and Tommies Childcare, based in Coventry.

As a 2018 finalist, Morley Hayes is also in the running for the People’s Choice Award, which is decided by an online public vote.

Speaking of being shortlisted for the Employer of the Year award, Andrew Allsop, managing director of Morley Hayes, said:

“We are incredibly proud to have been shortlisted once again for this prestigious award. We are one of the main employers in the area and over the past 27 years we’ve worked hard to provide meaningful employment for our people in our local communities.

“We are a strong family unit and our staff enjoy working in a family environment, which enables us to provide the excellent customer service that is synonymous with Morley Hayes.”

Morley Hayes is set in the stunning Derbyshire countryside overlooking parkland golf courses. It boasts a luxury four star, 32-bedroom hotel and a choice of three restaurants, including the award-winning two AA rosette Dovecote restaurant, Roosters and Spike Bar.

Established in 2010, the Midlands Family Business Awards is a charitable initiative organised by Nottinghamshire family business The Wilson Organisation. The awards recognise and reward success across 10 categories, each judged by an independent panel.

To vote for Morley Hayes for the People’s Choice Award, visit between 1 and 31 October 2018.


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