National Family Business Day is the annual celebration of family businesses and the contribution they make to the UK economy, organised by Family Business United.
Taking place on September 23 annually, it brings the family business community together in a day of celebration and social media activity. #GBFamilyBizDay is a day for all family businesses irrespective of size or sector and new for 2021 is the creation of a group of Ambassadors to help raise awareness and support the day too.
Arco, the award-winning family business based in Hull are the latest ambassadors supporting National Family Business Day 2021.
Arco have a long history of keeping people safe at work. Five generations of the family have been committed to making them the best supplier of safety clothing and equipment in the UK. They are committed to the future of the business and their customers, so have invested heavily over the recent years in product innovation, their supply chain, the branch network, office systems and most importantly, their people.
It’s their ethos of putting customers and people at the centre of everything they do that is the real key to their success – an approach best summed up by their core values and purpose; Respect for people, Hard work and enterprise, excellence in reputation and to make work a better place for people.
As Thomas Martin, Chairman of Arco explains, “Arco is delighted to be an ambassador for family firms across the UK on National Family Business Day. It’s a reminder of just how important the family business sector is.”
“Family Businesses across the UK are at the forefront of making the UK the best possible place to start a business, to do business and to thrive; and it’s right to celebrate the contribution which they make to the UK economy.”
As Paul Andrews, founder and CEO of Family Business United adds, “We are delighted to have the support of Arco for National Family Business Day. Each year the celebrations get bigger and it is an honour to champion the community and to celebrate the contribution they make, be it through the provision of jobs, income generation or wealth creation, not forgetting the positive impact family firms have on communities the length and breadth of the UK.”