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Awards & Recognition

Niche Business award
27 September 2021

Family Businesses of the Year Award Winner

There are over five million family businesses that make up 87.6% of companies in the UK and we’re proud to represent them.   [one-half-first]The PR Team sat down with our Head of Marketing, Kelechi Okereke.   We were the proud winners of the Family Business of the Year award winner at the Niche Business Awards 2021. “Being competitive, we wanted to win the Family ...

DIY Award
22 July 2021

DIY Week Retailer Support Initiative Award Winner

Over the years, we have continued to re-invent ourselves, and we’re now a multi-million-pound company able to source products across the globe. From an easy-to-use online service to great prices and speedy delivery, we want to exceed the expectations of our shoppers and Retail Partners at every opportunity. With a friendly UK-based customer service team, we ar...

Family Business Of The Year 2020
25 January 2021

Family Business Of The Year 2020

  It’s been one of the most remarkable periods in our 160-year history. Despite the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve adapted the business to navigate a sudden change in the nation’s purchasing habits. Since April sales of decorating supplies have grown by more than 700%, revealing a new appetite for DIY throughout periods of lockdown. But that’s not all, with 2020 sales f...
From Small Acorns, Oak Trees Grow!
7 November 2019

From Small Acorns, Oak Trees Grow!

In 1860, William Bentley took over the business of a local brushmaker. Fast forward almost 160 years and here we are, a 6th generation, family run, global manufacturing business. Over the years, the business has evolved through hard work, creativity, insight and drive of our incredibly talented people. Historically, we haven't always shouted about who we are and the fine work we do. W...

2 September 2019


WE’VE BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THIS YEARS' FAMILY BUSINESS AWARDS! We were delighted to see Charles Bentley listed when the 2019 finalists were announced this week! Our main strength centres around our 160-year manufacturing experience so naturally we hoped we would be shortlisted for the Manufacturing Excellence Category. However, we were overwhelmed to find out we had also been shortlist...

6 June 2019


WE’RE OFFICIALLY ONE OF THE TOP 200 COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN LEICESTERSHIRE! We believe something special has been created at Charles Bentley. An environment of inclusivity, creativity, hard-work and family; has been fostered which are the keystones that drive our continued team, customer satisfaction and commercial success. As a constantly growing and progressive business, ...