Family Business United (‘FBU’) is an unparalleled rallying point and voice for the global family business community and an invaluable source of insight into the sector.
Since being founded in 2011 we have grown into an award-winning magazine, resource centre and events organisation championing the contribution that family businesses make to the global economy. FBU is an innovative community with family businesses at the heart of all that we do – irrespective of their size, age or sector, and was formed out of the passion of our founder for the sector together with over 20 years experience of working with and in various family firms and advisory organisations with family business clients.
Unlike other organisations, FBU is a resource for all, family businesses of all sizes and sectors, and their advisers, helping to raise the profile of the contribution that family businesses make, to dispel the myths surrounding the sector, and sharing insights, research and tools to help family firms deal with the unique issues they face too.
FBU is a non-advisory organisation and as such works with professional advisory organisations and academic institutions around the world to source content and share events to enhance the knowledge available to family businesses and their advisers. As a collaborative multi-media outlet we work to share materials that matter, that can make a difference, and help family business owners realise that they are not alone, and that they can learn from the experiences of others.
The team behind FBU have developed a great network around the world and have been involved with some of the leading family business organisations on the global platform – sitting on the FFI London Conference Advisory Board in 2015, regularly being a panel member on the STEP Private Client Award for Family Business Adviser of the Year, and assisting in the Global FBN Conference in London whilst being a consultant at The Institute for Family Business.
Our network continues to grow and open up more opportunities to fly the flag for the family business sector.