MACCLESFIELD furniture store Arighi Bianchi has been crowned ‘Retail Family Business of the Year 2018’.
The long-established company received the accolade at the Family Business United Awards which were held in London.
The Family Business of the Year Awards celebrate the best of British when it comes to family businesses, championing their stories and giving a voice to the significant contribution family firms make to the UK economy.
Commercial director, Nick Bianchi, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have won this award, which is testament to all the hard work and dedication of our team here at Arighi Bianchi.
“As a fourth generation family business, we’re incredibly proud of our heritage but we wouldn’t be here, over 160 years later, if it weren’t for all our fantastic staff and customers.”
He added: “At a time when the British High Street is in turmoil, established family businesses like Arighi Bianchi offer the customer stability and assurance.
“Our longstanding reputation and the relationships we’ve built up over the years allow us to be optimistic about the future, and this award is a reflection of that.”
Paul Andrews, founder and managing director of Family Business United, said: “Arighi Bianchi are worthy winners of the Retail Family Business of the Year Award 2018, taking the title in what was an incredibly strong category.
“They are a great example of a family who take real pride in their business, are very much part of the fabric of their community and truly understand the need for exemplary customer service too.”
Arighi Bianchi was established in 1854 by Antonio Arighi and his cousin Antonio Bianchi, both originally from Casnate in Northern Italy.