Sudbury manufacturer Caribbean Blinds is continuing to make waves within the business community after being named as finalists in not one, but two categories at the Growing Business Awards 2021.

The outdoor shading specialists have been shortlisted for both the ‘Consumer Business of the Year’ and ‘Family-Owned Business of the Year’ Awards, where judges were looking for evidence of increased market penetration, consistent profitable growth, a positive impact on the industry, and finally, a competitive edge.

Since 1998, the Growing Business Awards have been bringing together and honouring some of the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses. Consistent high-quality nominees, an array of categories and a finely-honed judging process have resulted in the Growing Business Awards making a name for themselves as a leading judge of past, current and future entrepreneurial success.

Now entering their 23rd year, the Growing Business Awards are the most credible and highly-valued recognition of exceptional flourishing businesses, which continue to celebrate the strength, vision and resilience of fast-growing SMEs across the UK.

Stuart Dantzic, Managing Director at Caribbean Blinds, commented: “The entire team at Caribbean Blinds is so proud to have been shortlisted for both of these awards. Not only have we proven an exceptional route to market and capacity for further growth and scalability, but to be recognised as a solid, family-run business along with so many other credible firms is an honour. Good luck to all the other finalists – we are keeping our fingers tightly crossed!”

The next stage of the awards is ‘Judging Day’, where two senior members of the Caribbean Blinds team will attend an additional interview at London’s JW Marriott Grosvenor House in September. The winners will then be announced at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 24th November 2021.

Undeterred by the effects of the global pandemic, Caribbean Blinds has experienced a wealth of success during the first six months of 2021 so far. In January, it was deemed one of the highest-growing businesses in the East of England and consequently selected to join East Anglia’s prestigious business development scheme: The Future 50.

In addition to this, the firm boasts a number of accomplishments regarding both business and industry awards. In April, Caribbean Blinds were named as finalists for two different awards (The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2021 and the Family Business of the Year Awards 2021) within the space of just two days, and then went on to win the ‘East and East Anglia Business of the Year’ and ‘Homes and Gardens Business of the Year’ Awards at the latter.