Family Business Visit: Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate

Harrogate, Yorkshire

27 October 2023, 1:00 pm


This visit takes Family Business UK Members along a 100-year journey, from when Bettys and Taylors, one of the UK’s best known family businesses, first opened its doors until today.

Discover the key milestones along the way, by hearing from the family business stakeholders who guide the vision for the business – “Working together to build a great Yorkshire Family Business, inspired by our Swiss heritage, creating prosperity and pride by doing what we believe in” – and a set of values: prosperity, people, planet, product, passion and process.

Learn about the decisions made and the day-to-day operation of the business which ensures a legacy, to be handed down to future generations of stakeholders.

Who should attend?

FBUK Family Business Visits are for Members of Family Business UK keen to:

  • learn about other family businesses;
  • meet the owners, and hear firsthand their story and experiences
  • tour the business and site
  • network with peers

Open to Family Business UK Members ONLY.


13:00 Arrival at Bakery reception (Please bring Photo ID)
13:15-14:00 Bettys Bakery tour
14:00-14:10 Tea, Coffee and Betty’s cakes at Taylors via the Yorkshire Tea Factory (not operating)
14:10-14:45 Family Business history presentation with Q&A
Chloe Benest, Chair of Family Council, Rachel Fellows, Collaborative CEO team and Clare Morrow, Chair of the Board
14:45-15:45 Coffee or Tea Tasting
15:45-16:30 Networking
16:30 Event Close


Plumpton Park, Harrogate, HG2 7LD