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Bagnalls Celebrating Yorkshire Family Business Day

Bagnalls | 10 February

Family firms across the region are joining the campaign to celebrate all that is great about the family business sector, on Yorkshire Family Business Day – February 10, 2020.

As a Yorkshire family business, established in 1875, Bagnalls is proud of its Yorkshire heritage.  We have been involved in the painting and decorating of thousands of projects over the past 145 years, including: the redecoration works at the newly located Doncaster Registry Office, the award winning highly decorative work at the University of Leeds’  Great Hall, applying specialist coatings to Meadowhall Passenger Bridge and refurbishing key areas of Leeds City Council’s Art Gallery.


Paul Andrews, Founder of Family Business United, (FBU) who launched the campaign to give family firms the support and recognition they deserve, said,  “There are over 5 million family firms across the UK and not only do they employ significant numbers of people, generate significant tax revenues and support local communities, they are the backbone of the UK economy, and with over 370,000 in the region they make a massive contribution to the Yorkshire economy too.”

Yorkshire is blessed with such a diverse family business sector ranging from some of the largest employers in the region such as well-known brands Bettys, William Jackson, Bagnalls, Shepherd Group, Arco and Harrison Spinks to others including Neill & Brown, Potter Group, Keelham Farm, Slingsby Gin and Lottie Shaws, all of which play their part in putting Yorkshire on the map.

Stephen Bagnall, the company’s Managing Director says, “Being a family firm is special and we are proud to be celebrating our 145th anniversary in 2020.  We are delighted to support Yorkshire Family Business day, along with all the other Yorkshire firms, who like ours have family values at their heart and believe doing business the right way counts.”

Paul Andrews concludes, “Family firms are the backbone of the Yorkshire economy and are continually investing in the future of their businesses and supporting communities throughout the county.  Family businesses in Yorkshire deserve all the support and recognition they get and we are proud to be championing this initiative to put them on the map.”


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