September 17, 2014

At Rix, we're proud to be an independent, 5th generation, family owned business, established in 1873. Rix Petroleum is the largest remaining family owned fuel supplier in the UK and the is the largest company within the JR Rix & Sons group of companies.

The contribution that family businesses make to the UK economy has often gone unreported and under-appreciated. On the 19th September "National family business day" aims to celebrate the contribution that family businesses make to our economy and the communities in which they operate.

Paul Andrews, Founder and Managing Director of Family Business United explains that "the contribution that family firms have made over the years in terms of revenue generation, employment, contribution to GDP and tax revenues, not to mention their support of the communities in which they operate should not go unnoticed and we are keen to continue to champion this cause and celebrate the family business sector.” 

National family business day

The family business sector accounts for 3 million firms in the UK (2 in 3 firms from the private sector), provides 9.2 million jobs and generates £1.1 trillion turnover which is almost a quarter of UK GDP.

So if you're a family business or work for a family business, why not help spread the word? You can find out more about the event by visiting or join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hash-tag #NFBD2014.

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