They were all founded between 1535 and 1728, but the UK’s 10 oldest family businesses are showing no signs of ageing, such as slowing down. Instead, companies like RJ Balson and Son show impressive levels of stability and longevity, according to a study by the Institute for Family Business.
The research, conducted to mark the 10th anniversary of the IFB, found that the oldest continuously trading family firms in the UK are still successful and have been boosting the country’s economy since they were established.
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