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Who we are

Family Business UK is a movement of family businesses working to create a more prosperous and sustainable future for generations to come.

We are a not-for-profit organisation advocating for the model of family business and celebrating the positive impact the sector has in the UK.

  • We advocate for responsible and sustainable family business governance and leadership, providing a unified and strong voice which influences the direction of government policy, and promote regulation that incentivises long-term investment to ensure the financial sustainability of the sector
  • We apply thought leadership and the results of our advocacy work to create an ecosystem for family businesses to build capacity, support effective decision-making and day-to-day management and operations, and drive sustainable bottom-line performance.
  • We amplify the voice of family businesses, championing and celebrating the sector through campaigns and events to shift perceptions towards family businesses, and a create greater awareness and recognition of the contribution they make to our economy and society.

Founded in 2001*, Family Business UK (FBUK) is now the largest organisation in the UK dedicated solely to supporting, representing and championing family businesses, their owners, leaders, next gen’s, shareholders and exec’s.

Our supporters range from some of the largest, oldest and most well-known British businesses, as well as first-generation businesses, from across every sector of industry and commerce, and from all corners of the UK.

Find out more about how FBUK support, represent and champion family businesses and their leaders, across the UK.

*Founded in 2001 as the Institute for Family Business (IFB).

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