AJ Charltons & Sons, which includes the Charltons Furniture division, has been awarded the Somerset Family Business of the Year Award at an event organised by the Somerset Chamber of Commerce. 

"We are delighted to have won this award," says the company’s chairman and CEO 'AJ' Charlton. "With three generations of the family currently working in the business, we certainly fulfilled the criteria of the family having an active involvement in the management of the company. We may well be a family business with roots going back over 100 years to the beginning of the last century, but to win the award we have also had to prove that we are very much a dynamic and successful national enterprise, with our sights set firmly in the future.

"I would also want to stress that on accepting the Family Business award, I did so on behalf of everyone who works here and who are all very much part of the wider Charltons family."

Head of product and design at Charltons Furniture, Ross Charlton, adds: "This is a big honour for everyone associated with Charltons including the many at Charltons Furniture. We may indeed have a rich family history, but as our chairman and CEO ‘AJ’ has said, our sights are indeed very much set firmly in the future."