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 […]
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 […]
Jeremy Hunt’s announcements focused on “the 4 Es – Enterprise, Employment, Education, Everywhere”. This article includes a summary of the key announcements for family firms, including information on some upcoming reviews and future policies.
To celebrate a second successful Family Business Week, on 20th December MPs from across the House debated the contribution of family businesses to the UK economy and to communities throughout the UK in Westminster Hall. The debate, which was secured by APPG for Family Business Chair John Stevenson MP, saw MPs highlight businesses from their […]
The new IFB Research Foundation ‘The State of the Nation: The UK Family Business Sector’ report, published today (Thursday 1st December), showcases that family businesses are the bedrock of the UK economy but face barriers to growth.
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 […]
The Financial Reporting Council has published an in-depth assessment of uptake and quality of reporting on the Wates Principles.
We talk to some of our members about the amazing women who have inspired them in business.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday applauded the crucial role that family businesses have to play in the economic recovery from COVID-19, and beyond. Hosting an exclusive roundtable for family businesses, representing a variety of sectors, the Prime Minister and Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng heard how family businesses have been responding to the pandemic, and the essential […]