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Entrepreneurial Generations at Francis Kirk

Francis Kirk originated back in 1868 so this year sees them celebrate a major milestone for any family business, 150 years as a family firm that is no... Full Article

War For Talent Intensifies

Europe’s family businesses are now more impacted than ever by the ‘war for talent’ finds the European Family Business Barometer 2017... Full Article

Surviving The Generational Clash

How society can avoid fragmentation as generations blame one another for these precarious times in which we work, rest and play! Full Article

Addiction & Family Business

Addiction contributes to poor communication, lack of trust, and even dysfunction in family enterprises.  Full Article

Family Business

Family businesses are special and face issues due to the very nature of their ownership.  Check out all the latest articles in areas such as succession planning, employing family members, governance structures, marketing the family brand, family values, remuneration and much more besides. 

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Changing The Way The Nation Eats

Distribution and disruption at RH Amar, a family firm of over 70 years... Full Article

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The Importance Of Family Time

One of the central tasks of keeping the family healthy is to enable and encourage members to spend time together away from business concerns, as Elle Hansen explains here. Read More

What’s Your Origin Story?

It’s human nature. We forget things. And the longer a family business is around, the more likely it is, that subsequent generations lose track of ‘why’ it all started. Read More

Unpacking The Importance Of Legacy

Legacy is important to many family firms.  Sian Steele from PwC shares an insight into why that is so and a deeper meaning than just the physical assets too. Read More

Small Sizes, Big Ambitions

Leisurewear International is the business behind the Minoti children’s clothing brand, which is rapidly becoming a major international success story. Read More

Brewing Up A Success At JW Lees

The JW Lees brewing business goes back as far as 1828, when John Lees started up a brewery as – in effect – a hobby business, after a lifetime as a cotton mill owner in Oldham and Manchester.  Read More

Flour Power At Whitworths

The Whitworths milling business is perhaps unusual in that it has been the family business of two families but it is certainly going from strength to strength. Read More