Family businesses are welcome winners in the pandemic

In a crisis, community-minded companies represent a kinder face of capitalism

24 January 2021 - 17:53 By Pilita Clark

When Covid-19 started tearing through Britain last year, Richard Balson was ready for it.

His family’s butcher business in the Dorset town of Bridport dates back to 1515 and has been through plague before, along with fire, flood, recession and the Napoleonic wars. ..

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