A FAMILY firm from Keighley is to represent the north-east in a national awards scheme.

Simply Better Events has been chosen as regional contender in the National Family Business Awards.

Winners will be crowned at a glittering ceremony in Wembley on July 15.

The awards, now in their eighth year, celebrate the achievements of Britain and Ireland’s family-owned businesses.

Judges said the Keighley corporate events agency “encapsulated everything that makes Britain’s family businesses so special and unique”.

Rob Woodhead, managing director of Simply Better Events, said: “We’re thrilled to be shortlisted as finalists and incredibly proud to represent the north-east.”