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Family businesses have a leading role in shaping a successful future for the UK

July 3, 2023

Neil Davy, Chief Executive of Family Business UK Over the past few years, we’ve seen extraordinary political change. In my brief time as Chief Executive of the Institute for Family Business, the UK has witnessed four Chancellors, three Prime Ministers, and two Monarchs. This unprecedented amount of disruption and uncertainty has continued across the business […]

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‘A new vision for the UK Economy’: IFB relaunches as Family Business UK to strengthen ecosystem of support for family businesses across Britain

Family Business UK is a growing movement of family firms seeking to advocate for a stronger role and voice of family businesses whilst providing support to the sector at all levels. The organisation will promote the role of the family business model as a leading example of sustainable and responsible business, working to shift the […]

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Business community must rediscover purpose in wake of CBI affair

Sir James Wates, Chair of Family Business UK The events of the past few months have shown clearly that groups representing British industry cannot take their influence and status at the top table for granted. Although the narrative surrounding the CBI’s struggles has focused on safeguarding of staff, I would argue that the cautionary tale […]

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Family businesses flock to Glasgow for landmark business event

June 12, 2023

Hundreds of family businesses will gather this week as the annual IFB National Family Business Conference, which kicks off on 14 June, comes to Glasgow for the first time The three-day event will see family firms of all sizes and from every sector within the UK meet up to discuss the future of the family […]

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Family Business Week 2022

November 21, 2022

Celebrating and supporting family firms during the cost-of-living crisis A week-long campaign aimed at highlighting the UK Family Business sector during the height of the cost-of-living crisis will take place this week. The Institute for Family Business (IFB) will host its annual Family Business Week (FBW 2022), in partnership with NatWest. As businesses across the […]