7 classic British brands that are still family owned

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We all know our local family butcher or optician, but some family businesses have taken off and gone national or even international. Between company growth and family members wanting to go in other directions, it’s not always easy to keep up the friendly family business of its roots.

This isn’t always the case, though. There are some family businesses that have been passed down as far as the ninth generation, balancing their ancestors’ original vision and moving with the times in a fast-paced business world. These businesses can be found in a range of sectors including food and drink, health and wellbeing and funeral care.

So, which businesses are still in the family today? We take a look at eight examples.

If you run your own family business, take a look at the articles below:

How to create a succession planning strategy for your family business

The most important aspects of running a family business

Five ways to work well with family members

Family business wealth and protecting it on divorce

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  1. Macsween
  2. C.P.J Field & Co. Ltd
  3. Floris
  4. Timpson
  5. Fentimans
  6. Arnold Clark
  7. Specsavers