The fam­ily way to start a firm

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hav­ing suc­cess­fully built busi­nesses over­seas, but when they re­turned to the UK from South Africa Mari took a full-time job.

“Dur­ing that time the fam­ily had grown with the ar­rival of their sec­ond and third chil­dren and the cou­ple wanted a way of work­ing that would dove­tail with the new de­mands of their fam­ily life.”

The cou­ple will now fea­ture on the Busi­ness­ web­site, which of­fers ad­vice, sup­port and in­spi­ra­tion to the grow­ing army of fam­preneurs in the UK.

Mari said: “Kevin and I had worked to­gether in South Africa but not here in the UK and we missed the ca­ma­raderie of a joint en­ter­prise.

"But with three chil­dren the idea of start­ing en­tirely from scratch was too daunt­ing.

“We de­cided to go the fran­chise route and signed up with TaxAs­sist, which meant we were able to be up and run­ning in a very short time frame.”

Kevin added: “To re­ceive the Fam­preneur of the Month ac­co­lade so early in the life of our busi­ness is a real boost to us and hope­fully one that will in­spire all those in safe jobs who dream of set­ting up in their own busi­ness.

“Do­ing it with a fam­ily mem­ber is all the more re­ward­ing as you start on a foun­da­tion of trust, fully un­der­stand­ing the strength of ev­ery­one on the team and hav­ing the ul­ti­mate com­mit­ment to suc­cess as you’re pro­vid­ing for your fam­ily to­gether.”

Lo­cal fam­preneur busi­nesses who would like to ap­ply for the award can do so at www.Busin es­s­

Mari and Kevin McLough­lin (to the right)

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