Anita Brightley-Hodges

Anita Brightley-Hodges is passionate about working with family businesses, and as an advisor to family-run companies she strives to help them overcome the issues they face such as succession planning, the struggles of balancing family and business, and opening the channels of communication.

anita@familybusinessplace.com

Heading up our press office, Amalia’s role is to raise the profile of Britain’s family businesses and the contribution they make to the UK economy. She ensures family businesses in our network, small and large, receive maximum exposure and publicity to help grow their brands.

amalia@familybusinessplace.com

Olympia is Anita’s youngest daughter and joined Family Business Place as an apprentice in the design department. As someone who is extremely creative, Olympia is in her element creating concepts for all our in-house work including our events, Generation magazine, the FBP website and assisting on client projects.

olympia@familybusinessplace.com

Susan Anderson
Susan has a wealth of experience being at the helm of both national and regional events. As well as hosting several conferences and forums all over the UK, in 2017 she organised The National Family Business Awards in Wembley Stadium, with 350 guests in attendance.

As an office veteran, she is equally as comfortable fostering personable relationships with sponsors and members, as she is taking on an active mentoring role within the development of more junior colleagues.

susan@familybusinessplace.com

Emily is PA to our MD, Anita Brightley-Hodges. Managing the holy grail that is the diary, Emily is a great point of contact for our clients and supporters to get in touch and arrange meetings. She also helps out with all our annual and monthly events, behind the scenes and on the day!

emily@familybusinessplace.com

Writing stories for the newsroom, monthly bulletin and Generation Magazine, Alec is helping our family businesses showcase and champion their wonderful news, stories and achievements.

alec@familybusinessplace.com

With Steve having seen the business start from day one, he’s loved getting involved with our events and helping out with research projects surrounding boutique and giant family businesses. In charge of our holy grail that is ‘the database’, Steve has a meticulous eye for detail, ensuring all our data is correct, valid, secure and protected.

Nick photographs successful British entrepreneurs for our magazine, Generation. Papping at our annual Red Ribbon Awards, Family Business Conferences and other events,  Nick takes stunning images for our clients who need product shots, team photos, event photography plus lots more.

nick@nickgillott.com

Our newest recruit is design assistant Lucy, who will be adding her own personal flourish to Generation Magazine and other promotional material with her original, hand-drawn illustrations.

lucy@familybusinessplace.com

Meet the social team

In the world of the fast-paced, demanding and challenging impossible world we live in, Hendrix is the tonic for a quick squeeze, cuddle and smile… but you’ll have to wait until he’s finished napping, so get in line!

Our latest recruit Luna the rescue dog has settled in VERY nicely. Based on the reception sofa, she soaks up the sun with clear views of the premises and keeps an eye out for the post every morning.