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Family Business Top 100 Recognition For Richard Kershaw


We are delighted to announce that Richard Kershaw of Joseph Holt has been included within the inaugural Family Business United ‘Family Business Top 100,’ which recognises the exceptional contribution of individuals and their work within a family business.


Recognition in respect of:

  • Inspirational Leader

  • Next Generation Member

  • Family Business Steward

  • Multi-Generational Family Business Leader

Richard is the fifth generation of Joseph Holt, a Manchester-based brewery and pub family.


Richard is the great-great grandson of Joseph Holt, the founder, and has maintained the integrity of the company for over 21 years as CEO, and before then worked under his father at the company.


To protect the family-run company, and multi-generational aspect, Richard encouraged his children to work their way up the company. Jane, his daughter, spent time as an Area Manager and Head of HR, recently becoming a member of the board. She also studied to become a Master Brewer, and won Brewer of the Year too. His son Andrew joined in 2018 and is currently working as an Area Manager, joining the Executive Board in September.


"It is very evident that this company is a family and that is echoed from the top down. Richard has ensured that every member of staff feels included, whilst securing the future of the company via supporting his children. He is an inspirational leader and thoroughly deserving of his place in the Family Business Top 100."


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