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Hendy Group Supports Family Business Road Trip 2024


Members of Family Business United will be travelling across the UK for their annual road trip in electric style this year thanks to support from Hendy Group.


The Family Business Road Trip is an annual event which aims to put the family business sector on the map, and this year the team will be arriving at a range of family-run businesses in style as they take to the road in a Mustang Mach-E.


Hendy Group chief executive Paul Hendy said he was delighted the group could once again support this road trip and enable the team to sample the very latest in electric cars.


“As a family business now in its sixth generation, we are celebrating our 165th anniversary in business and keen to support other family-run enterprises,” said Paul.


“Family Business United is a great organisation which champions the success of so many family businesses across the UK and we’re sure the team will enjoy this year’s road trip in the Mustang Mach-E.”


During the course of the 2024 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.


The road trip will visit a wide range of companies, showcasing a range of success stories in industries as diverse as manufacturing, farming, communications, recruitment, wine making and food distribution.


Companies set to feature in this year’s road trip include Saffron Grange Vineyard, Cladspray, Carrs Pasties, JJ Smith & Co, David Nieper, The Cleenol Group, The John Good Group, Grommets, Tims Dairy, The Pantry UK, The Wilkins Group and Bridgman.


As Paul Andrews, founder and CEO of Family Business United explains, “The world of family business never ceases to surprise, delight and demonstrate positivity, be it in Bristol, Bolton, Bradford or anywhere else for that matter. Families in business are different. They take the long-term view, they care and they know they have to innovate, invest and evolve to become sustainable for generations to come.”


“Family businesses are the engine room of the UK economy and each year the Family Business Road Trip affords us the opportunity to get behind the scenes, see what family businesses do what they do on a daily basis, where they do it and it is a real privilege to be welcomed and shown around by family businesses that are justifiably proud of what they do, many of whom have been doing it for generations.”


“Each and every business we visit cares about what they do, how they do it, the people that work for them and the broader community in which they operate. We are delighted to be on the road once again in a car provided by the Hendy Group and look forward to putting the family business sector on the map.”


“As we sit here about to embark on our journey that will take us all over England, I cannot help wondering what incredible stories we will uncover this year as we shine a light on dozens of family firms across England, hear their stories and reflect on the legacy of previous generations and discover their plans for the future.”


“Let the journey of family business discovery begin!”


You can keep up to date with the journey as it unfolds on social media using the hashtag #FamilyBizRoadTrip.


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