Celebrating the role of family businesses in shaping the Indian economy
Some families define the story of corporate India, and that makes them truly worthy of special accolades.
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  • Nomination Deadline Dec. 10, 2021
  • Evaluation Dec. 15, 2021
  • Award Ceremony Jan , 2022

Family businesses in India have consistently shown strong performance and growth, even during the pandemic. It speaks of the fundamental strength and resourcefulness of these companies, that has helped nurture an ecosystem of wealth creation and distribution. By incorporating modern business practices, while retaining their traditional networks and deep-rooted community ties, family businesses have become the bedrock of micro and macro financial stability in India.

In recognition of their contributions and to reward leading family businesses, Network18 and Waterfield Advisors present Indian Family Business Awards. Spanning all regions of the country and different sectors, we turn the spotlight on family-owned enterprises that have emerged as standard bearers in the realms of business and commercial processes. The stage is set and it’s time to size up the contenders!

Participating companies must be:

  • Set up in India
  • At least 10 years old (5 years for start-ups)
  • The single largest stake and/or management control belongs to a family
Who can participate
Meet the      jury
Soumya Rajan

Founder & CEO, Waterfield Advisors

Vishesh C. Chandiok

CEO, Grant Thornton Bharat

Sonu Bhasin

Founder of FAB (Families and Businesses)

Gopal Srinivasan

Chairman, TVS Capital Funds Limited

Gaurav Dalmia

Chairman, Dalmia Group Holdings

Sanjeev Bikhchandani

Founder, Info Edge

The award categories

SUPER (Annual turnover up-to ₹ 1000 cr.)

  • Best Family Business
  • Best Governance
  • Most Innovative, Disruptive & Transformational
  • Best Family Business led by a Woman
  • Best Covid Response

MEGA (Annual turnover between ₹1000 - ₹5000cr.)

  • Best Family Business
  • Best Governance
  • Most Innovative, Disruptive & Transformational
  • Best Family Business led by a Woman
  • Best Covid Response

GIGA (Annual turnover over ₹5000 cr.)

  • Best Family Business
  • Best Governance
  • Most Innovative, Disruptive & Transformational
  • Best Family Business led by a Woman
  • Best Covid Response

BEST STARTUP FAMILY BUSINESS (Annual turnover under ₹1000 cr. & 5 years in existence)

  • Best Startup Family Business

PHILANTHROPY AWARD (Best Family Business)

  • Philanthropy Award

Nominations are open

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Waterfield Advisors is India’s leading Independent Multi-Family Office and Wealth Advisory Firm. Established in 2011, we advise on over USD 3.6 Billion of assets on behalf of several prominent Indian business families whom we serve from 6 offices in India.

Built on the fundamentals of trust, integrity, and transparency, Waterfield was one of the first financial services firms, in the country, to introduce and pioneer the concept of Investment Advisory in Wealth Management.

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