Celebrating National Family Business Day: Family Firms Make Britain Great!

September 23rd, 2022

Family firms across the UK can be found across the nation and FBU’s National Family Business day celebrates the contribution they make to the country. Brewers have been serving the decorator since 1904 and are proud to have family values at the very heart of the business.

Family firms come in all sizes and sectors with many having been around for hundreds of years, successfully passing from generation to generation.  Family firms are resilient, innovative and entrepreneurial, taking the long-term view and invest in their businesses accordingly. 

National Family Business Day, which takes place annually on September 23, celebrates the cumulative contribution of British family firms make to the UK economy.

When it comes to the numbers, they stand for themselves. Studies show that there are around 6 million family firms in the UK today, that they account for more than 12 million jobs and generate around 25% of GDP. 

As Paul Andrews, Founder of Family Business United adds, “This is a campaign that celebrates firms that are at the heart of the UK economy and the focal point of many towns and villages across the UK.”

Family firms have a story, a real narrative, often entwined with history and heritage and it is their very essence and the family connection that makes them special. They care too and if you add that to the fact that they are significant economic generators and referred to as the engine room of the UK economy, you can see why they deserve to be celebrated too.

As Paul continues, “This campaign is open to all family firms and those that work with them, and they are all encouraged to get involved to help amplify the collective voice of the sector using the hashtag #GBFamilyBizDay.

Family Business United is all about the family business sector, championing their cause each and every day and it is a real privilege to serve the sector.  Family firms are special, they are the backbone of the UK economy and will be for generations to come.  For me, they put the GREAT in Great Britain and we look forward to celebrating all that they do on National Family Business Day on September 23,” concludes Paul.