The Northern Ireland Family Business Forum is inviting local family firms across Northern Ireland to join them for a very unique road trip on Wednesday 7th November.
They’ll be taking the road, visiting the Georgian village of Moira, Co Down to experience three leading family businesses at work. Guests will begin by travelling from Belfast in comfort with McCombs Coach Travel and during our trip Caroline McComb (pictured) will share the story of her family business which she runs with her husband Rodney, who are the operators of the infamous Game of Thrones Tour, having also provided the transport for the cast and crew to filming locations across Northern Ireland.
The first stop in Moira will be at award winning interior designers, Beaufort Interiors. Founded by Ruth Wilson in 1982, Beaufort are also furnishing specialists and guests will be treated to afternoon refreshments whilst browsing the stunning showroom and hearing their story from Ruth, her son Trevor who works alongside her in the business and her husband Robert, who runs the Robert Wilson Estate Agency also in Moira Village.
Next stop is Hughes Craft Distillery where owners Stuart and Barbara Hughes will treat guests to a tour of their award-winning vodka distillery.
Founded in 2010, Hughes were the first small batch spirits producer in Northern Ireland and last year, were looking for a new home for the distillery. They found what used to the Four Trees pub in Moira and as well as relocating the distillery business, they bought the pub and turned it into what has now become The Stillhouse Gastropub, described recently by the Belfast Telegraph as “a revelation”.
Guests will get a tour of the distillery and a chance to taste some of the produce before finishing off the visit by enjoying a delicious networking dinner.
Not only will it be a fun afternoon, but offers guests chance for local family businesses to get to know each other and see other family businesses, first hand.
Places are strictly limited and reserved for family businesses only, so family firms are encouraged to register now to avoid disappointment.