Derbyshire farm shop Croots was a
stop-off point on this year’s Family Business Road Trip.
Representatives from Family Business
United, who have been touring some of the UK’s most successful family
businesses, dropped in to visit the farm shop in Wirksworth Road, Duffield,
during the journey.
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’ve 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, café and the farm, and explained how the
business has grown in the nine years since we launched.”
The Family Business Road Trip
celebrates the essential contribution family firms make to national GDP and
regional economies. In the UK, the family business sector accounts for more
than 4 million firms, £1.1 trillion in turnover (almost a quarter of UK GDP)
and employs more than nine million people. In addition, the top 20 family owned
firms in the UK generate turnover in excess of £49 billion.
Paul Andrews, from Family Business
United, was joined by Ruth Chapman, from PwC, one of the trip’s sponsors, for
the visit to Croots.
Family firm Sturgess Jaguar provided
the car for the trip and the event is being sponsored by PwC, Farrer & Co,
Western Pension Solutions and Close Brothers Asset Management. 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 (Shires Eatery until 4.30pm) and from 10am to 4pm on
Sundays. Croots runs Fresh Fish Thursdays between 9am and 1pm on Thursdays.

For more information,
visit Find Croots
on Twitter @crootsfarm_shop or on Facebook

Press release issued by Nottingham-based PR company Perfect 10 PR