Family Business Britain
Family Business United ('FBU') has launched a new campaign to celebrate the depth and diversity of family firms across the UK and here at Morris & Spottiswood we are proud of to be a part of it.
The latest #FamilyBusinessBritain campaign seeks to generate further recognition of the contribution that family businesses make to the UK economy. Over 3,000 images were collected from family firms the length and breadth of the UK and collated into one beautiful 'billboard size' artwork that was unveiled at The National Family Business Show in York recently.
Paul Andrews, founder and Managing Director of FBU added, "This is our latest innovative campaign to showcase family firms, something that we do each and every day. Family businesses are the engine room of the UK economy and make a fantastic contribution in terms of income, jobs and wealth creation and we hope that this will help shed a really positive light on the family business sector.”
“With around 5 million family firms in the UK today, we really do hope that by sharing this artwork around the country that it will help to demonstrate that family firms really do help make Britain great and help to dispel some of the myths surrounding family firms too.”
Morris & Spottiswood Chairman George Morris said: “It’s a great privilege to be recognised by the #FamilyBusinessBritain campaign, alongside many other remarkable family businesses across the nation. Family firms make a huge contribution to the economy and are often able to display great resilience, as in our case surviving the Great Depression, World War Two and boom and bust economies.
“Our firm has now been led by three generations of the Morris family for a total of 93 years. It has grown from a Glasgow workshop to a national network with contracts ranging from the QE2 to ITV’s Dancing on Ice Arena. In the last 20 years alone, we have delivered more than 10,000 projects generating £1.5billion in revenue with 85pc being repeat business.
“This success however has been largely underpinned by a strong desire to act responsibly, value people and treat staff and customers as part of our family.”
Find out more about the campaign at www.familybusinessunited.com.