Nearly 90% of the businesses we help with their PR activity are family-run enterprises and almost two thirds of the UK’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are owned and run by families.
These family-owned companies make up an estimated three million of the country’s SMEs and are considered vital for the growth of the UK’s economy.
With such a huge number of small firms acting as the power house and backbone of the UK economy, it is in everyone’s best interest for these businesses to grow, flourish and be able to trade to the best of their ability.
More than 1,000 of these SMEs currently employ more than 250 people each, proving their high success rates are helping rebuild the UK’s economy.
These are the wealth generators of the country and they need to be nurtured and assisted in every way possible.
We’re a family-run business and Rachel our Managing Director comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Her parents ran their own business for more than 50 years.
She says: “The importance of family-run firms really should not be underestimated – we need to start seeing more growth in this area as it is intrinsically linked to the future health of the UK economy.
“SMEs are the front runners in enterprise and entrepreneurship and they contribute to the UK’s GDP significantly.
“My background and the fact that we’re a family-run business gives us a unique insight into the dynamics of these particular firms and helps us assist them to promote themselves through PR and social media and to grow further. We understand the high points and pitfalls, and we can deal with the family dynamics professionally and efficiently, ensuring the best outcomes for all involved.”
If you’re a family-run SME thinking about taking on some PR support this year, please give us a call or contact us via email or social media for a free, friendly and informal chat over a cuppa. You can find all our contact details here or you can email Rachel direct via Rachel@porcupinepr.co.uk.
Worried it’ll be expensive? Our fees start from as little as £5 plus VAT at day for social media support and our basic retainer relationship fees start at £350 plus VAT per month on a three-month trial basis.