Family Business United has created the inaugural Family Business Top 100 which showcases some of the best of family business individuals across the UK. Nominations were sought from all corners of the UK and all sectors of the economy. Entrants must have been working in a senior position within the business for at least five years. This campaign and the creation of the inaugural report into the Family Business Top 100 is the perfect way to showcase these individuals, recognising their efforts and demonstrating their collective importance to our national economy.

As Paul Andrews, Founder of Family Business United who have created this report explains, “Family businesses are the backbone of the UK economy and often the unsung heroes too. Family firms are significant contributors to the economy in terms of jobs provided, income generated, and wealth created and behind each family firm are individuals driving them, making decisions and looking to the future. Family firms take the long-term view and invest in their businesses and the communities in which they operate, and we wanted to create the Family Business Top 100 to recognise outstanding individuals within these organisations and to shine a light on the people that are making a difference within the business and more broadly too.”

“What better way to celebrate the vibrancy of a sector than to highlight the people within family businesses, leading from the front, fulfilling a role as a steward for future generations, those developing sustainable practices and acting as innovators and agents of change, the next generation embarking on key initiatives that will drive the next stage in the family business journey and those that have delivered a lifetime of service and commitment to the family business. Each and every one of them deserves to be recognised and celebrated. It is these individuals and the family firms they are associated with that is at the very heart of what we do – championing family firms across the whole of the UK and beyond.”

“The past few years have not been easy and pulling the Family Business Top 100 together has provided us all with the opportunity to celebrate the contribution of family firms and the significant impact that individuals within them make each and every day. Family business matters and we are proud to celebrate and showcase 100 individuals who are truly deserving of their place in the inaugural report. Congratulations to each and every one of them and their contribution to an exceptional body of family business talent,” concludes Paul.

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