Another inspirational next generation story and one of commitment, determination and drive.  Like many family firms there is a need to evolve the business model and Lavanya is dealing with the threat of 'women dressing in western and less traditional clothing' by introducing ecommerce and new product lines.   She worked outside the business to gain experience first.

It should also be pointed out that this is not a small firm, with revenues of £76 million and the next generation are really making a stamp on this business.

It is a clear case of the next generation having the passion for the family firm, pride in what they do and the relevant experience and skills to take the family business on the next stage of the journey and build on the legacy of the previous generations.