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Our Strategy

Our Purpose is to help family businesses create a more prosperous and sustainable future for generations to come.

Our Mission is for future generations to live in a more prosperous and sustainable world than we live in today.

Our Strategy brings family businesses together, and along with subject matter
experts, advisors, academics, regulators, and civil society 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

Our Activities are orientated around:

  • Connecting and Collaborating: Helping FBUK Members from across the UK connect, network and learn from one another
  • Building Capability and Capacity: Dealing with short-term priorities, whilst building resilience and sustainable growth;
  • Gaining Voice and Influence: Being widely heard and represented, shaping policy development and regulation, ensuring the sector is effectively supported.

Our Achievements in each of our three areas are intended to result in:

  • Advocate: informing and influencing Government policy and regulation
  • Apply: family businesses accessing peer-to-peer learning and support, bespoke advisory, and best practice frameworks, tools and
    resources to drive sustainable bottom-line performance
  • Amplify: the voice of family business being heard, and the sector being championed.

Our Impact is the primary focus and end result of all our efforts and activities, against which our success will be measured:

  • Contributing to policies and regulation that incentivise long-term investment, to ensure the financial sustainability of the sector
  • Building an ecosystem of support for family businesses navigating the complexities of family dynamics, multigenerational change, and succession
  • Creating a shift in perceptions towards family businesses, and a greater awareness and recognition of the contribution they make to our economy and society.

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