Fascinating interview with Norma Stewart. We wanted to find out the inspiration behind her quest to find the oldest family businesses in Oxfordshire. We found out a whole lot more than that..
Did you know that family businesses account for 3 million companies (2 in 3 firms from the private sector) in the UK, have a combined turnover of £1.1 trillion (almost a quarter of UK GDP) and employ more than 9 million people? According to statistics from BIS/Oxford Economics that means there are 2,959,346 family businesses across the country out of a total of 4,484,540 private sector companies.
Norma Stewart Partner at Wellers Accountants.
October 2007 – Present (6 years 9 months)
Managing the firm’s London Office,
Norma works closely with owner managers and family run businesses delivering professional advice that helps them manage, run and grow their organisations.
Not just the norm! An accountant and tax adviser with a passion for family business. Also a Mum and a rugby fanatic,
Specialties: Family businesses, tax planning, succession, governance, communication and conflict resolution, long term planning, business strategy, property and construction
The search is on for the oldest family business in Oxfordshire. And not just the oldest. Find out how you can become involved in this 1:56 second clip. The website Norma mentions is www.familybusinessunited.com
Family Business United is also teaming up with Wellers to uncover the oldest family businesses in Oxfordshire. Aldens Butchers est. 1793, Salters Steamers est. 1858 and E. P. Barrus est. 1917 are amongst the oldest so far but if you know of any others then please get in touch.
The businesses will all be invited to join a celebration event hosted by Wellers on National Family Business Day 2014, September 19th
Norma Stewart of Wellers says “We would love to bring together as many family businesses from Oxfordshire as possible. As well as searching for the oldest surviving businesses we would also love to hear from other family businesses interested in sharing their stories, experiences and advice.” Please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Norma explains it's about hearing all the Oxfordshire family business stories
In this clip 40 second clip Chris asks Norma to define what a Family business is.
The definition of a family business
Hear the FULL interview here.
Norma explains her quest and so much more
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This weeks Knowing Your Business show was presented by Ian Gentles and guest presenter Chris Hogan.
Digital Marketing Specialist based in Banbury Oxfordshire, The founder and Digital Marketing Manager of Knowing Your Business (the business radio show that is a rather useful marketing vehicle with podcasts)
Helps Business towards – increasing their (on and off line) sales and boosting their business reputation.
Deals in the aspect of digital communication strategy concerned with understanding market opportunities, cultivating markets and customers, and generating awareness and demand for product and services.
Often known as somebody who spends at lot of time in online social spaces who also have a deep interest in the spaces where technology, culture and big ideas overlap.
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Chris runs OxCopy, a content marketing agency serving North Oxfordshire and beyond. With a technical background and a management MSc there’s a deep understanding of the science behind content writing for SEO and marketing, using articles, case studies, news, press releases, blogging and social media.
As a result, customers receive intelligent, original and compelling content marketing their businesses, raising profiles and increasing responses to campaigns, all leading to more leads and improved sales.
Specialties: Marketing content strategies and content provision for businesses struggling to keep up with the demands of modern online marketing, content marketing and social networking.
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