MIO Stories – Aston & James

Aston & James wins Thames Valley People’s Choice Family Business of the Year Award 2017


Oxford based Aston & James have won the coveted ‘Thames Valley People’s Choice Family Business of the Year Award 2017’, which is voted for by the public. The company received the award at a prestigious ceremony run by the Family Business United (‘FBU’) held in Mayfair, London.

Paul Andrews, Founder and Managing Director of the FBU explains: “Aston and James were clear winners in the regional People’s Choice Award for the Thames Valley and are worthy winners of this coveted award. As a family business, their mantra is to ‘make workplaces work’ by providing everything that is needed to make working environments function effortlessly and since 1990 when the business was founded. They have worked hard to build up their knowledge, customer base and network and it is great to see the Thames Valley community get behind a family firm like Aston & James, supporting them by voting in these awards.”

“It is a privilege to support these awards and to find out more about the fantastic family firms that are the backbone of the UK economy and to present this award to Aston & James. Not only are they continuing to grow and invest in the business, they are clearly making their mark. They are worthy winners of the title this year.”

Darren Aston, Managing Director of Aston & James added: “We are absolutely thrilled to be the winners of this award and I am extremely proud and delighted on behalf of my family, whose support and commitment is so uplifting and makes owning a business so special. Of course, we could not do this without the support of everyone who works for us, creating the business that we are today and of course, we would like to thank everyone that has voted for us, helping to gain recognition through this award.”