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Hendy Group Help Put Fellow Family Firms On The Map


Hendy Group is delighted to provide the car for the Family Business Road Trip 2023.


Organised by Family Business United, an organisation that champions the family business sector, the event takes place from April 24 until June 8, visiting dozens of family firms in an innovative tour around England, celebrating the significant contribution they make to the UK economy. During the course of the 2023 Family Business Road Trip, there will be behind the scenes tours of family firms, interviews, dinners and plenty of photo opportunities and social media posts that all seek to raise the profile of the family business sector and all that it does on a daily basis to keep the nation going.


Some of the family firms included on the trip are Furniture Village, Arco, Ridgeview, The Wiston Estate, The Gallagher Group, Charles Wells Brewerry, Hayman’s Gin, Hague Fasteners, Mrs Darlingtons, Duvalay and The John Good Group.


As Paul Andrews, Founder and CEO of Family Business United explains, “Family firms are the backbone of the national economy and with around 5 million family firms employing around 14 million people they make a significant contribution in terms of jobs provided, income generated and wealth created, not forgetting the charitable endeavours undertaken as a collective force for good. We have been putting family businesses on the map since 2011 and continue to champion the sector each and every day. The Road Trip is a great way to get to meet family firms that do incredible things every day, many of which have done for generations.”


“2023 will be no different as we visit family firms across a range of sectors, in lots of different places from the North of England to East Anglia, Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Yorkshire, with plenty of stops in between. Each family business has its own story to tell, and we look forward to discovering some of them over the trip, from younger family firms at the start of their journey to multi-generational family firms that have been around for many years and continue to remain relevant today. Each has a real purpose, with family values at their core and pride that goes with having your name above the door, for many, following in the footsteps of their ancestors. It is a great way to showcase the depth and diversity of the family business sector and a real privilege to be welcomed in by so many family businesses over the course of the trip too,” concludes Paul.


Hendy Group chief executive Paul Hendy added, “Family Business United does an incredible job highlighting the success of family-run businesses in the UK and their contribution to the economy, and we are pleased to support its annual road trip.”


“As a family-run business, we are tremendously proud that we are now seeing the sixth generation of the Hendy family in this business which was set up more than 160 years ago. Now we have a turnover of more than £1billion and represent 21 automotive brands across the south coast.”


Keep up to date with the journey on social media using the hashtag #FamilyBizRoadTrip2023.

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