Maintaining a family business culture

 

In our series of videos focused on family businesses, Executive Director of Samworth Brothers, Mark Samworth, talks to us about life as the only family member currently involved in the business.

Samworth Brothers are a fourth generation family company with 13 businesses producing chilled foods for the British market, employing over 8,000 people across Leicestershire and Cornwall.

Mark tells us about the challenges and benefits of bringing non-family members into the business at board level. Ensuring the business continues to feel like a family business means maintaining a strong culture and consistent messaging, whether that message comes from a family member or an outside chairman or chief executive.