Category Archives: family business

Webanywhere turns 10!

Webanywhere are celebrating our 10th birthday. We’ve come a long way from the company founded in my back bedroom a decade ago, and we couldn’t have done it without our     customers, both old and new.

I’d like to share a video to express my thanks for joining us on this journey. We really do      appreciate our customers, and as ever are keen to hear about your experiences with our products (I even give out my email address in the video, if you would like to write to me       directly!)

Look out for upcoming announcements as we celebrate this landmark in our history (and for pictures from our staff party this Friday!). Here’s to the next 10 years – to new jobs,            continuing innovation and to new horizons in the blooming educational technology market!

Webanywhere cake

A Yorkshire Business Family – Blood and Business

Ciaran Sean's brother

My brother Ciaran

I established Webanywhere back in 2003 and soon afterwards employed first my brother Ciaran and later on my sister Sinead and younger brother Conor. Whilst being in business with siblings can be interesting the talents and loyalty they have brought has given the business a real spine over the years.

Siblings often grow up teasing one another, competing for attention, and fighting over toys or TV time. They can simultaneously be the best of friends and the worst of enemies. And when they run companies together as adults, those longtime conflicts can easily re-emerge, threatening both the business and an otherwise close personal relationship.

Ciaran and SeanOf course there are sometimes tensions and disagreements like in any family run organisation but these are vastly outweighed by the multitude of benefits a family business can bring.

Shared blood, shared passions might just be the perfect combination.