Family firm is recognised

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A family business support group has dropped in to visit Duffield’s Croots Farm Shop during a tour the UK to highlight the industry’s contribution to the economy.

Family Business United’s Family Business Road Trip is celebrating the essential contribution family firms make to national GDP and regional economies.

Kay Croot, who runs the farm shop with husband Steve, said: “They were very interested to hear the story of Croots Farm Shop and how we have got to the point we are now at, as a popular farm shop and a place to visit for coffees, lunch, afternoon tea and more.

“We gave them a tour around the shop, cafe and the farm, and explained how the business has grown in the nine years since we launched.”

In the UK, the family business sector accounts for more than four million firms and almost a quarter of UK gross domestic product and employs more than nine million people.

The Family Business Road Trip 2017 runs for six weeks, covering Yorkshire to the Lake District and the Midlands to London, East Anglia, Sussex and a whole host of counties in between.

Croots Farm Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

Croots runs Fresh Fish Thursdays between 9am and 1pm on Thursdays.

For more information, visit www.croots.co.uk or www.facebook.com/Croots-Farm-Shop-127012538821.