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FBUK Launch 2024 Programme of Family Business Masterclasses

February 20, 2024

Following on from the successful Autumn 2023 launch of Family Business UK’s expert-led Masterclasses, we are delighted to announce our expanded 2024 programme of Masterclasses for family business. The FBUK Masterclass programme is a series of comprehensive, family business focussed one-day courses designed to support family business owners, family members, operational directors, shareholders, non-family executives […]

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Next Generation (NxG) in Family Business Retreat Launched by FBUK

January 17, 2024

Family Business UK are delighted to launch a bespoke, workshop-based, Next Generation residential retreat exclusively for Next Gen’s working in a named family business. The Next generation in family business retreat, taking place on the 22nd March 2024, will provide you with expert support, and targeted professional development, to help you clarify your personal “why”. […]

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Family Business Discussed at Number 10 Meeting

December 21, 2023

At a recent meeting with Business Minister Kevin Hollinrake and the Prime Minister’s Business Adviser Franck Petitgas, key issues of interest to family businesses were discussed at length in Downing Street. The meeting followed a joint letter from Family Business UK, Federation of Small Businesses, Employee Ownership Association, IPSE and Small Business Britain calling on […]

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Opening Keynote Announced for FBUK Annual Conference 2024 – The Faces of Family Business

December 5, 2023

Family Business UK’s Annual Conference for 2024 – The Faces of Family Business – is now open for registrations. Taking place in London from the 5th to 7th June 2024, the Conference will focus on how family businesses can harness the power of people to help create and sustain competitive advantage. One of the unique […]

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Senior business leaders back the launch of the Family Business UK Manifesto

November 14, 2023

The Family Business UK Manifesto – Taking the Long-Term View which lists “policies to unleash the potential of the UK family business sector” has received support from business leaders from Rigby Group, Samworth Brothers, Wates Group and ARCO, amongst others. Published today, the Manifesto sets out a list of key policy recommendations that can provide […]

New Research Reveals How Much Family Firms Contribute in Tax

October 30, 2023

Family businesses generated more than a quarter of the UK tax bill in 2021, new research can reveal. The research published today by the Family Business Research Foundation and PwC UK reveals how much the UK’s family businesses are contributing in tax receipts. This is the first report of its kind, exploring in depth the […]

FBUK Response to reports Labour intend to scrap Inheritance Tax Business Relief

September 28, 2023

Responding to reports Labour intend to scrap Inheritance Tax Business Relief, Neil Davy, CEO of Family Business UK, said: “Such a move would quite simply have a catastrophic impact on the family business sector, which employs 14 million people in the UK”. “Business Property Relief (BPR) – now known as Business Relief – was specifically […]

PM’s Business Council Must Represent All Businesses

August 29, 2023

Family Business UK, along with four other business organisations, has called on the Prime Minister to expand his new Business Council to ensure it better represents the UK business community. In a joint letter Family Business UK, the Federation of Small Businesses, IPSE, Small Business Britain and the Employee Ownership Association said the new Business […]

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Steve Rigby, Co-CEO Rigby Group joins Family Business UK Board

August 2, 2023

Steve Rigby, Co-CEO Rigby Group joins Family Business UK Board We are delighted to announce the appointment of prominent Midlands and UK Family business leader Steve Rigby of Rigby Group plc to the Board of Family Business UK. Steve is responsible for leading strategy, finance & investments for the family in both the private and public markets, and has […]

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Family Business Week 2023 to Focus on “Future Leaders”

July 28, 2023

Following two successful campaigns in 2021 and 2022, we are delighted to share that Family Business Week will return in 2023. This year, from the 20th to the 24th November, we will celebrate ‘Future Leaders’.  And we are calling on family businesses to help us champion the next generation of leaders. Running for the first […]