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Successful Yorkshire family business entrepreneurs speak at Gordons event

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Some of the region’s most successful family business entrepreneurs spoke at a high-profile event organised by Yorkshire law firm Gordons.

John Tordoff, chief executive of JCT600, John Ridings, a non-executive director at NG Bailey; Jonathan Turner, chief executive of the Bayford Group; and Mark Roberts, the former chief executive of Andrew Page, addressed the seminar, entitled Future Proofing Family Businesses, which considered some of the issues facing family businesses and how to protect value for future generations.

The event, held at Gordons’ offices in Whitehall Road, Leeds, was chaired by corporate partner Simon Pilling, one of the firm’s family business experts.

Senior representatives of family businesses across the region attended the event and had the opportunity to ask questions, join in debate, share experiences, and network with other attendees.

The event was an opportunity to unveil the findings of a specially commissioned research project looking at the opportunities and challenges that face family business both today and in the future.

Mr Pilling said: “This research considers a wide range of topics including company management, finance provision and wealth preservation and these areas formed the basis of our discussions at the event.

“We have a great deal of experience advising both family businesses and individual family members who are looking to preserve the wealth they have generated.

“The event was an opportunity to share the output of the research and to hear some thought provoking views from the leaders of some of Yorkshire’s best known family businesses.

“The event was a great success, which is no surprise considering the quality of our panellists.”

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James Fawcett, partner and head of corporate, Gordons; John Tordoff, chief executive of JCT 600; Mark Roberts, former chief executive of Andrew Page, Jonathan Turner, chief executive of the Bayford Group; Simon Pilling, partner, Gordons; John Ridings, a non-executive director at NG Bailey; and Martin Hasyn, partner, Gordons

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