The list confirms the diversity of family businesses too with these firms operating across all sectors and regions too. Research such as this clearly provides support for the continued development of the family business sector in the UK and shows that family firms are part of the real fabric of the UK economy, the engine room for growth and a sector that deserves all the support and recognition that it can get.
Further analysis of the businesses in the Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 has enabled us to identify the top 25 family owned firms in the UK which have a combined turnover of £59.5 billion (the total combined turnover of all firms in the top 100 was £185 billion so the top 25 family firms represent 32% of the total). These firms clearly dispel the myths that family firms are all small as they represent some of the largest companies in the UK. Collectively, these firms employ 374,828 people too.