Late last year, Family Capital sent out a survey to its readers asking them to nominate who they felt were the most influential individuals in the world of family enterprises. As David Bain, Founder and Managing Director of Family Capital explains, “We were looking for a wide gambit of names from different backgrounds, both linked directly to family enterprises and those in an advisory role in the sector. We received more than 2000 responses.”
“Through these responses and our own knowledge of the world of both family businesses and family office – indeed, the world of family capital – we were able to draw up a list of the Top 100 Influencers. These are the individuals who our readers and Family Capital believe are the most influential people in the family enterprise world. No doubt some readers might think others merit inclusion and some on the list might not, but Family Capital believes the 100 names represent a pretty good cross-section of the Top Influencers in the sector.”
Paul Andrews founded the UK-based Family Business United in 2011, which has since gone on to become the most prominent voice for family businesses in its home market through its numerous events and publishing efforts. The former Coutts bank family business advisor has enthusiastically promoted the family business sector in the UK economy through events and publishing. Those who nominated him say Andrews has tirelessly worked with family businesses to get their message out to the wider public and to better reveal their strengths as family-owned enterprises in the British economy.
Paul Andrews, Founder and CEO of Family Business United was included within the Top 100 Influencers and is delighted at the recognition. As Paul adds, “I love what I do and really enjoy the world of family business, championing the sector each and every day through our award winning magazine and resource centre, insights and innovative events. To have been nominated is an honour in itself and to be included in such great company as one of the Top 100 globally is extra special.”
“Family businesses are the backbone of economies the world over and our reach continues to grow and I am delighted that Family Business United and the reach that we have has been recognised in this way.”
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