A Cumbrian haulier has joined a national campaign to celebrate family businesses.

Stalkers Transport Services has become part of Family Business United’s #FamilyBusinessBritain campaign, which is recognising the contribution family businesses make to the UK economy.

As part of the campaign, over 3000 images were collected from family firms across the UK and collated into a billboard size artwork that was unveiled at The National Family Business Show in York.

Karen Stalker, managing director of Stalkers, said: “We are a proud family firm and were delighted to be part of a campaign that recognises firms like ours.

“It is important to remember that many firms in Britain remain family owned and we are proud to be one of them.

“Family Business United and this #FamilyBusinessBritain campaign really does put the family business sector on the map too.”

Stalkers, based at Brampton, are a third generation haulage and distribution company which celebrated its 50th anniversary in the same year as winning The Family Business of the Year award.

They distribute a variety of goods to businesses, large and small, throughout the country.

Family Business United was founded in 2011 and supplies resources and organises events championing the role family firms play in the economy.

Paul Andrews, founder and managing director of FBU, added: “This is our latest innovative campaign to showcase family firms, something that we do each and every day.

“Family businesses are the engine room of the UK economy and make a fantastic contribution in terms of income, jobs and wealth creation and we hope that this will help shed a really positive light on the family business sector.

“With around five million family firms in the UK today, we really do hope that by sharing this artwork around the country that it will help to demonstrate that family firms really do help make Britain great and help to dispel some of the myths surrounding family firms too.”