CommunityAward1Oakland International, a Redditch-based multi temperature supply chain specialist in warehousing and logistics, has won the Commitment to the Community award at this year’s first ever Midlands Family Business Awards, held at Thrumpton Hall in Nottinghamshire.

A glittering event, launched by the Wilson Organisation to recognise and celebrate the successes of family businesses and their leaders in the Midlands, the not-for-profit awards event highlighted achievements of Midlands-based family businesses and their leaders. Oakland International MD, Dean Attwell, said he was: “Delighted. What a fantastic event and to have been amongst such an array of amazing family businesses was truly awesome.”

Oakland International, as a local family-based employer, has a strong tradition of working with neighbouring schools and colleges supporting learning based initiatives, and promoting the benefits of languages on future career prospects. Involvement in Young Enterprise and a whole host of other fundraising initiatives, Oakland maintains a strong tradition of developing close links with the wider community which they believe is: “Fundamental to any successful business.”

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