The Scottish Family Business Conference 2020

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The flagship annual conference for the Scottish family business community which seeks to celebrate the sector and provide insights, learning and best practice to enable family firms to survive for generations to come.

2020 sees the conference return to the hidden gem that is Fifteen Ninety Nine, in the heart of Glasgow. immersed in regal history where not only will you be inspired by a great range of speakers sharing their personal insights, have the option of attending workshops on specific family business topics, but also experience the enthralling character and timeless charm that this incredible venue offers.

The full programme will be confirmed in due course.  Book early for the best rates. 


Michael Donaldson, Chairman of James Donaldson & Sons who are celebrating 160 years as a family business in 2020.  He will share his insight into the evolution of the family firm and the values that underpin the every essence of who they are.

Karen Somerville, Managing Directors of Angels’ Share Glass, a business that was born out of the Legend of The Angels’ Share.  She will provide a personal insight into the business and how they have taken a little but of mystery and created a lot of magic as a result.

Alastair Macphie, Chairman of Macphie of Glenbervie who since 1928 have been making quality added-value ingredients for food manufacturers, bakers and chefs internationally.  Alastair will share an insight through the family firm of family business as a force for good with purpose and values at the core of their business.

Timings for the Day

8.30 – Registration and coffee

9.15 – Introductory comments and welcome address

4.00 – Closing remarks


Thanks to our sponsors who are already confirmed for 2020 as:

Western Pension Solutions

Turcan Connell

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