"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."