April 19, 2016
At Rix, we're very proud of being part of an independent, 5th generation, family owned business that was established in 1873. So we were thrilled to win the 'Transport & Logistics' award in the family business of the year awards 2015, run by the online magazine, Family Business United. One of the benefits of winning this amazing award is having the chance to take part in the Family Business United road trip 2016.
On the 19th April, the road trip will be launched with an event held in at our sister company, Jordan’s Cars in Witham, Hull.
The Family Business Road Trip 2016 will then run for six weeks covering Yorkshire, Lake District, Midlands, London and East Anglia, visiting some of the UK’s most successful family businesses.
In the UK, the family business sector accounts for three million firms, £1.3 trillion in turnover
(almost a quarter of UK GDP) and employs more than nine million people. In addition, the top 20
family owned firms in the UK generate a turnover in excess of £49 billion.
Paul Andrews, Founder and Managing director of Family Business United concludes: “Family firms are the very backbone of the UK economy, and we are excited to be meeting with some of the best-known family businesses in the UK, as well as some lesser-known hidden gems. We want to celebrate the businesses that do so much for the country, by helping them to link up and share the knowledge and experience of other family businesses, as well as having access to advice from who are committed to helping family businesses shine. The Family Business Road Trip is a great way for us to champion the sector and to help put some great British family businesses on the map.”
Find out more about Family Business at www.familybusinessunited.co.uk
Read more about our 2015 family business award here