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Business event celebrates owner-managed and family businesses

Cooper Associates were delighted to be one of the sponsors at the Insider Owner-Managed and Family Business breakfast event, which took place at Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare on Thursday 16 May.

The panel for the event featured Martin Thatcher, managing director of Thatchers Cider, Janis Sinton, managing director of TasteTech and Sue Tumelty, founder of The HR Dept. All three panellists spoke about their own experiences of how they have managed their family business.

Martin Thatcher shared the story behind the success of Thatchers Cider, stating the business now makes more cider in a day than it did in a year when he started, and that his Dad still checks on him every day to make sure he’s doing everything right! Martin also highlighted the increasing importance of being environmentally responsible, discussing the positive impact many of the changes he has made to their manufacturing processes have had, including making their cans lighter and reducing the use of plastic.

Jack Cooper, Senior Financial Consultant at Cooper Associates Wealth Management Ltd, answered a question from an audience member regarding the most efficient way to extract profit from the business.

The event was attended by approximately one hundred people, including several representatives from family businesses located within the region.

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