Family firms are the backbone of the UK economy, and Yorkshire is no exception. Here at Family Business United we do all we can to champion the sector and ensure that the contribution of family firms is recognised so we are delighted to be launching a new campaign to demonstrate the successful longevity of family businesses across Yorkshire.
The search is now on to find the oldest family firms across Yorkshire so if you know of any that were formed before 1922 and continue under family ownership today, we want to know about them.
As Paul Andrews, Founder and CEO of FBU explains, “We already know of plenty of long-standing family firms across Yorkshire that have successfully passed down through the generations but are now seeking to compile a list of the oldest in the county. This is a great way to showcase the longevity of the sector and to highlight the contribution family firms have made for so many years too. We know that family firms are at the heart of communities across Yorkshire and want to make sure that as many are represented as possible. We look forward to sharing the completed research piece in due course.”
To take part in the campaign, simply complete the simple form below to tell us about a long-standing family business and we can then do our due diligence in order to compile the list and keep up to date with the campaign on social media using the hashtag #YorkshiresOldestFamilyBiz
Complete the form below to share details of a long-standing Yorkshire family business: