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Ex­cit­ing new awards will give Lan­cashire’s fam­i­lyrun busi­nesses the chance to step into the spot­light

The hunt will soon be on to find the county’s best fam­ily busi­nesses. The Lan­cashire Fam­ily Busi­ness Awards open for ap­pli­ca­tions in March.

Across the UK, fam­ily run busi­nesses make up two thirds of all busi­nesses, em­ploy over 47% of the UK’S pri­vate sec­tor work­force and con­trib­ute £149 bil­lion to the coun­try’s economy through taxes. That’s more than the NHS bill.

Lan­cashire has a proud her­itage of fam­ily run busi­nesses – any­thing from cheese-mak­ers to high tech engineerin­g out­fits and tex­tile com­pa­nies. The county is awash with well-loved fam­ily busi­nesses per­haps be­cause of its spe­cial com­bi­na­tion of ru­ral and urban liv­ing and tra­di­tion as an in­dus­trial hub.

What­ever the rea­son, Lan­cashire has en­cour­aged and nur­tured a huge va­ri­ety of fam­ily-run com­pa­nies to start-up,

Win­ners on stage for the 2018 Cum­bria awards with Hairy Biker, Si King

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