In the UK, two-thirds of industry is made up of family businesses. Fewer than 13 per cent of these survive beyond the second generation; while 25 years ago, 70 per cent stayed in the family. Each year around 30,000 businesses close as they can't find a successor.
TV production company Twofour Broadcast said horticulture suffers from the problem more than many other industries. The programme Keep it in the Family is looking for family-run businesses facing the dilemma of who will take over.
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