About us

A 5th generation partnership with a passion for Family Businesses, the Food and Drink Sector; Entrepreneurs and Co-Working!

We recreated Thomas Jardine & Co to SHINE a LIGHT on the wealth of small and mid sized generational family businesses and amazing entrepreneurs in our region.  Our work has allowed us time to work with many progressive SME business owners; Lancaster University; the University of Cumbria; the Centre for Regional Economic Development; Carlisle City Partnerships, Blakemore Ltd, the Institute of Place Management, the Food Standards Agency; the Centre for Leadership Performance and Be the Business.

The key thing is we are practical, hands on operators with OODLES of ‘lived’ experience in Family Business, the Food and Drink sector and Retail, we now also operate a Co-Working space for businesses of all kinds to do their thing!

As 4th generation directors of Thomas Jardine & Co we owned and operated an award winning Convenience store business, completed MA’s in Business Management and did a stint with Universities doing some PhD level research around supply chain relationships and family business respectively.  Work from this research has been presented at various academic conferences, published in journals and the Dept for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS, now BEIS). We also authored a Family Business chapter within the Handbook of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (2014).

Now in our 5th generation, with Dan Jackson joining us, bringing with him a decade of  Management experience and a BA (Hons), we take all our history and heritage forward to help Family Businesses and Entrepreneurs unlock their potential.