WED 19TH FEB 2020


Bringing the family business community together


The Contribution of Family Businesses in Northern Ireland

The BDO Centre for Family Business and Queen’s University Management School are collaborating in a two-stage, eighteen month long project investigating family businesses within Northern Ireland. Read More

Secrets Of Family Business Longevity

Clear and well defined family values, trust, networks and innovation are often the bedrock for success in family firms, but designing governance structures to face ownership and succession roadblocks are also essential for longevity. Read More

Not In The Family Business, Gen-Y Looks Outside

The shrinking size of families and growing complexities of business, often results in a shortage of competent family members to work in the business. Read More

Begin With The End In Mind

Steve Coveys second habit is 'Begin with the end in mind' – this means every decision we make in business should be made considering our ultimate exit strategy.  Read More

Filling Big Shoes

Just getting to the decision of succession can be a trying one and fraught with difficulty, especially when dealing with Mum and Dad. Read More

Why Running A Family Business Is Like Building A Cathedral

A personal insight into how an unforeseen financial crisis forced the succession issue to be addressed. Read More

Family Business Breakfast Seminar

Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade is hosting a Family Business Breakfast Seminar  in association with BDO on Thursday 6th November in the Canal Court Hotel. Read More

Why the Rising Generation Needs Its Own Dreams

An inisght into how the next generation need to create their own dreams for the future and the need for the existing generation to step back too. Read More

Hyundai Family Business Succession Setback

Hyundai family fails to sell affiliate stake in setback Read More

Succession Challenge In Singapore

Family-owned businesses in Singapore are least prepared for succession in Southeast Asia according to latest report. Read More

Rising To The Challenge Of Succession

Finding a family successor is one of the greatest challenges for family firms but when done correctly, it will deliver value for the company over and above any other strategy. Read More

Should You Pass It On To Your Children, Or Sell Out?

Often a difficult topic but one that is considered by many family business owners.  Do you pass it on or cash out and plan for the future? Read More

How To Plan For Succession In A Family Firm

When running a family firm it is impossible to not be drawn into thinking what will come of the business when you are ready to retire. Read More

Twelve Steps to Business Succession

Twelve steps that should insure an orderly and successful transition to the next generation. Read More

Top 3 Forums To Work Out Succession Plans

It's both important and challenging to work out a strong plan for passing down the business to the next generation Read More