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Arco Chairman Recognised in Top 100 Family Business List

11 November 2022

Arco chairman recognised top 100 family business list

The chairman of Arco, the UK's leading safety company, has been recognised as an 'exceptional individual' within the family business sector after being announced in the inaugural Family Business Top 100.

Thomas Martin was included in the list created by Family Business United, the global voice of the family business community, which showcased some of the best family business individuals across the UK, recognising their efforts and demonstrating their collective importance to the national economy.

Nominations were sought from all corners of the UK and all sectors of the economy, with entrants needing to have worked in a senior position within the business for at least five years.

Thomas said:

"Family businesses are a vital part of our economy and can have an impact on families and communities across multiple generations.

"As a fourth-generation family member, I am so proud of what Arco has and continues to achieve and that we can support and champion the family business sector in the UK.

"I'd like to thank all those who nominated me, but none of what we do would be possible without the hard work and dedication of all our colleagues across the business. This honour very much belongs to them as well."

Paul Andrews, Founder of Family Business United, said:

"Family businesses are the backbone of the UK economy and often the unsung heroes too. Family firms are significant contributors to the economy in terms of jobs provided, income generated, and wealth created and behind each family firm are individuals driving them, making decisions, and looking to the future. Family firms take the long-term view and invest in their businesses and the communities in which they operate, and we wanted to create the Family Business Top 100 to recognise outstanding individuals within these organisations and to shine a light on the people that are making a difference within the business and more broadly too.

"The past few years have not been easy and pulling the Family Business Top 100 together has provided us all with the opportunity to celebrate the contribution of family firms and the significant impact that individuals within them make every day.

"Family business matters and we are proud to celebrate and showcase 100 individuals who are truly deserving of their place in this inaugural report. Congratulations to every one of them and their contribution to an exceptional body of family business talent."