Britain's Oldest Family Businesses

March 2017

S1 Ep3 - Durtnells

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Durtnells - In this episode we learn about Kent-based R Durtnell and Sons, who’ve been builders since the time of Elizabeth I. They are Britain’s oldest family building business, and properties built by their ancestors as far back as the 1590s are s...

S1 Ep2 - Toye

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Toye - In the second episode we learn about Toye and Co who make items of regalia such as medals, uniforms and ceremonial clothing. They use traditional techniques to make items for the military, exclusive societies, foreign leaders and even for The...

S1 Ep1 - Balson

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Balson - Today there are more than three million family-run businesses in Britain. Only fifteen percent of these companies will survive beyond the third generation, and most will go bust within twenty years. But against the odds, a select group of f...