Meet the businesses who are throwing their support behind Changemakers & Groundbreakers to ensure family-run businesses are celebrated. 

Cynergy Bank

Cynergy Bank was established by a group of entrepreneurs. As a bank, their roots are in supporting family businesses and fellow entrepreneurs, recognising that personal and business needs often overlap. They are proud to support 'Changemakers & Groundbreakers' because they believe family-run companies should be recognised for the significant contribution they make to our economy.

Walker Construction

Founded by three brothers over 60 years ago (when the average house price was £2,530), Walker Construction is now a leading name in the South East construction industry. They provide jobs for over 200 local people and have a portfolio of projects including Waterloo Station, Dover Castle and Sheerness Recycling Plant. This extraordinary company are proud to help fly the flag for Britain's family business community.

Yorkshire Packaging Systems

A second generation family firm who have been leading the way in packaging machinery and materials for 45 years. Not only are YPS extremely proud to be an award-winning business representing the North of England, but also a family business that’s still going strong after more than four decades. As winners of The National Family Business Awards in 2018, Glyn Johnson and his team are delighted to be backing the 'Changemakers & Groundbreakers' awards in 2022. 


Headed up by Helen Gibson MBE, after taking over the reins from her Dad, Agencia has developed an enviable track record of successfully exporting British public service expertise across the globe. Over the last 25 years they have reformed government judicial capabilities, transformed healthcare services, developed integrated strategies for organisations, improved communities and ultimately changed lives. Proud supporters of Family Business Place for the last decade, Helen and the team at Agencia are passionate about flying the flag for family businesses in the Yorkshire and Humber region as well as further afield. 

Not Another Marketing Agency

Not Another Marketing Agency is a passionate marketing agency and business consultancy based in Canterbury, Kent. As a family-run company themselves, founded by Tabitha Fox, they know a thing or two about what makes a family business tick. They are driven by the belief that marketing is just one part of a broader strategy to encourage growth and success for generations to come. Tabitha's invaluable support for 'Changemakers & Groundbreakers' means we can tell the stories of family firms around all four corners of the UK.