Monday 24 October 2011

UK's oldest family business

The UK's oldest family business is R.J. Balson and Son, a Dorset based family butchers firm set up originally in 1525. So concludes the Institute for Family Business, which has looked for the 10 oldest firms in the UK. The firm has existed for 476 years and is still in the care of the Balson family.

For more in the story, and the others in the top ten list, visit

(With thanks to the Business Archives Scotland blog)


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