Family Business United recently released the first 50 individuals on the Family Business Top 100 list. Two of the names listed are employees of HMG Paints Ltd; John Falder, chairman of HMG Paints, and Stephen Dyson, marketing manager at HMG Paints. Falder and Dyson are recognized amongst other prominent leaders of family businesses. The inaugural Family Business Top 100, which showcases some of the best of family business individuals across the United Kingdom, was created by Family Business United this year to recognize these people, their efforts, and collective importance to the U.K. economy.

“It is an honor to be standing shoulder to shoulder with magnificent family business leaders on the Top 100 list. I’m very humbled to have been recognized for my time and achievements at HMG. Every step of my career has been a pleasure, and I have been fortunate enough to work for a business that has encouraged my development and engagement with other family businesses. There is no better culture than the one that family businesses create. Congratulations to the other worthy individuals on the list,” said Dyson.

Falder joined HMG Paints Ltd. (formerly H. Marcel Guest) at the age of 7, accompanying his father, Brian, and grandfather, Herbert Falder, founder of the business. After Falder graduated from Bangor University, he started his full-time career at HMG. Falder stepped down as managing director in 2021 to become chairman.

“John is a great example of someone that has dedicated his career to the family business, and embraced each opportunity along the way.  He thoroughly deserves recognition and his place in the Family Business Top 100,” said Paul Andrews, founder of Family Business United.

HMG Paints’ second recognition on the list is Dyson, who joined HMG Paints Ltd at just 18 years old, following in his father’s footsteps. Dyson began in the label printing room. Dyson applied for the then-new marketing manager position in 2008. Dyson has also been an ambassador for HMG, taking part in talks and judging panels for industry and family business events, such as Family Business United.

“Paddy is an exceptional individual and totally committed to the family business in which he works, as well as the broader family business community, and thoroughly deserves recognition for all that he does and is a deserving recipient of a place in the Family Business Top 100,” said Andrews.

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