Family Business Week at Bennie

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This week we both support and celebrate Family Business Week (Monday 22nd – Friday 26th November), an acknowledgement of the amazing work that family run businesses do across the UK to generate work, stimulate the economy, and support local communities.

Family Business Week has been organised by the Institute for Family Business (IFB). Founded in 2001 the IFB are now the largest UK family business organisation, working with family businesses across the UK to overcome common challenges.

As a family run business, we understand the challenges first-hand that the 5 million family run businesses in the UK face. We are incredibly proud of our combined success and perseverance, especially with our impact on the UK workforce as we collectively provide 14 million jobs across the country.

It is for this reason that we want to celebrate our employees this week, that continue to build on our own 80+ year heritage as a family business.

Bennie is a family business with a mission to be a family of great companies working in a variety of diverse industries. Our people are at the heart of our business, they are what make us great. We continue to create an environment in which people aspire to work, whose work is recognised, whose recognition is valued, and whose value is rewarded.

Matthew Ayres, 4th generation Group Managing Director comments ‘I’m incredibly proud to continue a legacy that my great grandfather started in 1939. Our core business principles and strong work ethic have not changed throughout the years, and it is our employees that drive our success. It is important to me that we continue to incite a culture in which our footmen are as important as our generals. We recognise that everyone is an equal cog in the operational wheel, whatever their job title or position is within the Group.

Working at Bennie makes you part of our family, a diverse and fully inclusive environment in which we want our team to succeed and empower our people to achieve their full potential. This ethos is the lifeblood of Bennie, and the backbone of many businesses across the UK.’

We have a number of roles available across our diverse businesses, take a look at our careers page to find our latest opportunities to join the Bennie family:

Read more on the IFB here: