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 time, this year we will be recognising and championing the work of the next generation of family business leaders by showcasing individuals in a ‘Ones to Watch’ future leaders list.

Nominations are now open.

Those showcased individuals will be recognised as leading the way in areas such as product innovation, sustainability and ESG, social impact, diversity and inclusion, circular economy, good governance, or other aspects of being a leading sustainable and responsible business.

Whether family members or not, we want to showcase those young people who embody the spirit of innovation, sustainable growth and strong values that make family firms so special.

These inspiring individuals will be profiled during Family Business Week, where we will celebrate their contribution, and share insights from their journey to inspire and support other Future Leaders.

Why nominate?

  • Celebrate the incredible work of a young person in your business, and show your appreciation.
  • Raise their profile, and your company’s.
  • Inspire the next generation of family business leaders.

How To Nominate

It couldn’t be easier to nominate someone from your business. First check the criteria and make sure the person qualifies.

Then send us a email with the subject ‘Ones to Watch Nomination’ to

In your email include:

  • Your name.
  • Name of nominee and their role in the business.
  • No more than 750 words on why you are nominating them.

Criteria: To qualify for the list, nominees must:

  • Be under 40-years old.
  • Work in a family business.
  • Be making a difference in your business.

We will then review and shortlist the nominees, and if the person you have nominated is successful, we will get back in touch with you, so you can share the exciting news!

They don’t:-

  • Have to be a family member.
  • Have to work in your family business, as long as they work in a family business.
  • Have to work at a Family Business UK member company.

Our judging panel will be considering a number of criteria when reviewing nominations, including:

Taking the long term view: How is this person ensuring that they take a long term view to running their business?

Putting people first: How is this person ensuring that their business puts people at the heart of everything they do?

Taking a purpose-led approach: How is this person putting purpose at the heart of their business?

Innovating, investing and taking risks: What is this person doing to take a creative and innovative approach to their business?

Investing in local communities: What is this person doing to invest in their local community and act as a force for good in society?

We look forward to receiving your nomination, and celebrating Family Business Week 2023 with you.