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North West Family Business Association
Tue 15 November 2016, 08:00 – 11:00 GMT
The North West Family Business Association (NWFBA), founded by BDO Accountants, Gorvins Solicitors and Natwest Bank, is an exclusive group of family businesses personally invited by each partner.
Our Inaugural Event
Experts in providing support to family businesses, NWFBA, have for this launch event created an interactive panel debate where a variety of family businesses will discuss their first hand experiences of the successes and challenges unique to family businesses whilst providing ample opportunity for questions from the floor as well as networking with other family businesses from a wide range of industries across the North West.
Family Business Panelists
Daniel Turner from William Turner and Son, the leading supplier of school uniform accessories such as ties, scarves and bags to the UK retail trade,
They are a third generation family business established in 1969 by William Turner and soon after by son Keith. William Turner was originally a salesman for a menswear company and when that company folded he decide to set up on his own from the back bedroom of the house in Wythenshawe.
Today the business has a £10m turnover and is led by Managing Director Daniel Turner and brother John as Operations Director. They have recently been joined by sister Heather as HR manager.
Sarah Page, the third generation of the Plumb family, the leading upholstery business based in Lancashire. Plumbs is a dynamic business based on a traditional quality and service and with its home consultancy service for its range of furniture loose covers, re-upholstery and curtains, it allows you to transform your living room, without even having to leave it.
Sarah has worked within the business for more than 30 years, starting out aged 11 helping her grandfather on their market stall. Sarah then joined the business full time aged 18 and spent her first three years working in all the departments to get a thorough understanding of everything that was involved in the family business.
She then moved into merchandising for 15 years before focusing on customer service and sales, prior to taking over as MD seven years ago.
Keith McAvoy owner and one of the founding members of Seven Bro7hers Brewery, based in Salford, Manchester. The McAvoy brothers who launched the company in 2014 had always been interested in brewing beer, thanks to a father whose home brewing kit was his pride and joy. It wasn’t until Keith McAvoy worked in Oslo that he decided to do something about it though, after being inspired by the city’s incredible beers.
Recruiting his six brothers, Keith opened his own micro brewery in Manchester after receiving help from the government-funded scheme.