Made in Britain member named East Midlands Family Business of the Year 2022

Make An Entrance Ltd, the Lincoln-based bespoke doormat specialist has been named Family Business of the Year for the East Midlands, in the highly respected FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards. 

Finalists enjoyed a glittering awards ceremony on Wednesday 6th April, at the Leicester Marriott Hotel, where the winners were named in 12 highly competitive categories. 

It was the first in person FSB Awards since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and businesses loved the opportunity to celebrate together in style once more. There was a long-missed buzz and excitement in the room after a long break. 

The FSB (Federation of Small Business) Celebrating Small Business Awards are a celebration of the achievements and contributions of small businesses and the self-employed across the UK. 

 “We are overwhelmed and honoured to win this award. It is a huge pat on the pat for the unrelenting hard work and dedication of every single member of our team and gives us a renewed enthusiasm to keep pushing forward.”  said Stuart Burlton (Managing Director) 

The Make An Entrance business, headed by husband and wife team Stuart and Samantha Burlton, stemmed from charitable roots. Back in the 1990’s Stuart’s Father, Allen Burlton, ran a factory for the Royal School for the Blind where employment opportunities were created in the making of traditional hand-stitched coconut doormats. 

Stuart and Sam Burlton created makeanentrance.com in 2005, early in the world of eCommerce, to deliver bespoke doormats to homes and businesses throughout the UK. 17 years later, the business is still going strong and has recently enjoyed a period of substantial growth and development.

In 2022, the awards judged how well businesses had adapted and changed to meet the challenges of the Covid-19. The family is enormously proud of the resilience that their business has shown during the most challenging trading conditions for decades. 

The entrepreneurial spirit at the heart of Make An Entrance has seen many successes over the past 2 years including: 

  • A new business to business brand and a dedicated website for logo mat sales: businessmatpeople.co.uk
  • 4 new team members were taken out of unemployment and trained in traditional mat making, a skill which had almost been lost until Make An Entrance revived it in 2019.
  • Innovation and investment in machinery to produce new product and exciting product lines for residential customers
  • The opening of a second workshop to house the ever-growing team and product range

To find out more about the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards, visit the website or follow the awards on Social Media #FSBAWARDS. 

To find out more about Make An Entrance, visit the website, or follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Find out more about Make An Entrance Limited on their member profile page here

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