Please note that this event is aimed at owners and managers of family businesses.
There can be no doubt that family-owned businesses have played an essential role in shaping our business landscape, but, as we look to the future, family businesses remain innovative and continue to mould our economic landscape.
At this unique event you will hear from three family businesses, each at different stages of their lifecycle. You will gain privileged insight from the owners on the tactics they utilise in order to build customer engagement, drive sales and ultimately grow their businesses.
In an environment characterised by intense competition and complex dynamics, family businesses often face a unique mix of challenges - from dealing with internal conflict to deciding what is best for the future generation. However, through it all family businesses continue to endure.
Held at the easily accessible Bromley Court Hotel, you will be welcomed in the morning with refreshments and a light breakfast.
Kuldip Singh - Mr Singh's Sauces
The Singh family had been making sauces in their East London kitchen for 25 years before they won national notoriety on the BBC show High Street Dreams in 2008. They expanded on this success by fully embracing social media and their YouTube videos regularly attract 1000’s of hits. Mr Singh’s sauces are now stocked in a growing number of UK stores including; Selfridges, Asda and Sainsbury’s as well as exporting internationally.
Del Williamson - Teepol
LSC is a Second generation family business now into its 84th year, Their Brand Teepol was the world's first synthetic liquid detergent manufactured in 1938 by Shell, since then they have added over 200 cleaning products. The business is now an international brand operating across the globe, selling to 90+ countries.
As well as their commercial and industrial grade cleaning products they are also continually developing new ranges to suit an ever-changing market. Their brand portfolio now includes luxury hand soap brand The London Soap Company, Teepol Products UK, Tagfresh air fresheners & the latest Dooley's Pet Care Range, Which was really designed for the CEO "Del's" very own dog Dooley.
Sue Currie - Netherton Foundry
Netherton Foundry is a family owned manufacturer of high quality cookware. With their brand ethos of sourcing materials as locally as possible, Netherton currently manufacture all of their products in South Shropshire and export internationally.
Founded in 2011, Netherton’s cookware has since become a firm favourite of Michelin starred and celebrity chefs alike, including Marcus Bean and Nigella Lawson.