Car dealers in running to win UK accolade

A long-running car dealership which has sites in Morpeth and Alnwick will represent the region in a prestigious national competition, after being shortlisted from hundreds of nominations.

William Blackshaw outside the Alnwick site.
William Blackshaw outside the Alnwick site.

Blackshaws is in the running to take a coveted accolade at the 7th Annual Red Ribbon Awards 2016 – described as the UK’s most prestigious awards for British family-owned businesses.

The contest is the only one of its kind which recognises the achievements and contributions of the most enterprising business families and honours the most exceptional family-run companies.

Blackshaws is one of the North East representatives for The Atoll Big Heart Award and will find out if it has won at a ceremony at Wembley Stadium on Friday, July 15.

Blackshaws has a long heritage, dating back to 1919. It has two sites in Northumberland; a Nissan and Suzuki dealership in Alnwick and a recently-launched Mitsubishi dealership in Morpeth.