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Bringing the family business community together

Britain's Largest Family Firms 2017

25th July 2017 Paul Andrews

The 16th annual Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 league table supplement was published recently and featured some great family owned companies.

Further analysis of the businesses in the Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 has enabled us to identify the top 25 family owned firms in the UK which have a combined turnover of £59.5 billion (the total combined turnover of all firms in the top 100 was £185 billion so the top 25 family firms represent 32% of the total).

These firms clearly dispel the myths that family firms are all small as they represent some of the largest companies in the UK.  Collectively, these firms employ 374,828 people too.

The largest family firm in the UK is the Swire Group.  The London-based business operates across the Asia-Pacific region and has interests in many sectors,