Family firms are recognised as a force for good with people at their core. In fact, people are what make family businesses different and a people culture can be created where family values are embedded into the very essence of what the business is all about.
Furniture Village is a second generation family business that is a great example of a people and values based culture where family values are deeply rooted in the business and the people within it.
Staff and their wellbeing has always been important and recognised within the family business sector where many generations of the same family are often linked to a single family business and there are also plenty of examples of people amassing long service periods in family businesses too.
In this short film, Paul Andrews, CEO of Family Business United speaks with Nick Hipkiss, Commercial Director at Furniture Village to gain an insight as to how family values have been successfully embedded into their culture.
Family businesses are important on many levels and they truly make a difference each and every day. Furniture Village have succeeded in creating and maintaining a fantastic culture where people matter - they are empowered, listened to and well supported and collectively work together to get things done.
As an award-winning family business Furniture Village are justly proud of their achievements. As Charlie Harrison, Managing Director of Furniture Village concludes:
"It's a real privilege to be recognised alongside some of Britain's best family businesses. Despite our size, we remain a family business at heart, which means whenever you shop in one of our 55 stores, you'll always be invited to make yourself at home."
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