CHESHIRE freight forwarder, Newbreed Freight Ltd, has been named ¡®Best UK Family Business, Northern Region¡¯, in the £1-5m turnover category of the Coutts Prize for Family Business 2007/08.
Mark Evans, head of family business at Coutts, said: ¡°Following the huge success of the awards over the last two years, we¡¯re delighted that once again, we are able to help highlight the enormous contribution that family firms make to both the economy and society. Up to 75 per cent of businesses in the UK are family owned and I firmly believe that our 300-year history of working with family businesses, has enabled Coutts to have a special understanding of the specific challenges that family businesses face, such as business succession.
¡°The Coutts Prize for Family Business is the only regional and national awards programme in England and Wales celebrating the overall best performing small, medium-sized and large family businesses. The company that scored most highly were the ones that were able to give examples of what they had achieved.¡±