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LEGACY 17

Investing in the legacy of your business

By Liz Owers, MAD-HR
MAD-HR has decades of experience working with business leaders to define culture and strategy. But all too often, a question that leaders have forgotten to ask themselves is: “What will my legacy be?”
Published in Essex Director magazine, Summer|Autumn 2022

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LEGACY 21

Never standing still; that’s our legacy

By Peter Wilson, Cory Brothers

With 180 years of successful trading under your belt, your legacy should be quite clear, shouldn’t it? Well, from our humble beginnings in Cardiff, to becoming a worldwide business with a revered and a respected reputation, Cory’s legacy could be viewed in many ways.
Published in Essex Director magazine, Summer|Autumn 2022

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LEGACY 33

Handing down the family businesses

By James Boustead, Rickard Luckin

Multi-generational businesses are common in the UK and Essex is no exception. In fact, according to a report prepared by Oxford Economics less than five years ago, 85% of family firms in the UK plan to remain family-owned ‘for the foreseeable future’.

Published in Essex Director magazine, Summer|Autumn 2022

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LEGACY 45

Managing the stress of running a business

For most, stress is unavoidable when it comes to running a business, and as the boss, your life is a maelstrom of activity that sometimes can be very difficult to navigate. So, how can you avoid ‘burnout’ and the detrimental effects to your mental and physical health and well-being?

Published in Essex Director magazine, Summer|Autumn 2022

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LEGACY 49

Entrepreneurs: are they born or bred?

The definition of an entrepreneur is ‘a person who makes money by starting new businesses’. However, this doesn’t seem to encompass the distinguishing characteristics that separate a person who owns a business, from someone we think of as entrepreneurial.

Published in Essex Director magazine, Summer|Autumn 2022

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LEGACY 69

Quickfire with Sarah McKee-Harris

Founder and Director of Kingswood Group
Living in Colchester, Sarah fell into the world of recruitment not long after graduating with a Marketing Management degree back in 2005. Her team of qualified specialists work on a remote/hybrid basis following the pandemic and they meet regularly for team and company wide meetings.
Published in Essex Director magazine, Summer|Autumn 2022

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LEGACY 73

Spotlight on Aaron Desmond

Founder of Networking Essex
I have been self-employed for more than 30 years working alongside retail, wholesale, import, logistics and mentoring businesses in various sectors. But nothing has matched the enjoyment I get from Networking Essex.

Published in Essex Director magazine, Summer|Autumn 2022

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