Family Business of the Year

A Coventry headquartered company has been named Family Business of the Year for the West Midlands.

Deeley Group was honoured at the West Midlands Business Masters Awards, which are organised by leading business news outlet TheBusinessDesk.com.

The Family Business of the Year award, sponsored by Mackrell Solicitors, was collected on the evening by joint managing directors Peter and Eleanor Deeley, and Deeley Construction managing director Martin Gallagher.

Around 230 business leaders from across the West Midlands attended the award ceremony at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham city centre.

The third-generation family business celebrated its 85th anniversary last year, after being founded by George W. Deeley in 1936. It is now headed up by his son, Peter Deeley, and granddaughter, Eleanor Deeley.

Peter Deeley joined in 1958, taking over as Chairman from his father in 1985. Eleanor Deeley then followed suit and joined the business in 2019 – after amassing more than 20 years’ experience in the property industry.

The Deeley family values remain at the heart of the business’s operations; integrity, partnership, community, respect and agility.

It is the second award that Deeley has received in recent weeks, after being named Property and Construction Business of the Year at the CoventryLive and WarwickshireLive Business Awards.

Eleanor Deeley was also named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Construction by the National Federation of Builders (NFB).

Peter Deeley said: “We are proud of our foundations as a family business and would like to thank TheBusinessDesk for recognising the business with this award.

“It’s been an excellent year for the business, despite the pressures on the construction industry, and we are continuing to grow and build for the future.

“For more than 85 years, the core values of our business have stayed the same and we continue to emphasise those values across all levels of the group.

“This award is recognition of the tireless efforts of our staff to ensure we maintain the high standards we have set at the Deeley Group.”