The National Family Business Conference

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The National Family Business Conference 2018-02-20T16:18:26+00:00

The National Family Business Conference 2017, EY, London

Understanding the different characteristics of the generations is fundamental in ensuring the business is founded on values which will be sustained across the generations for a healthy, profitable, sustainable family enterprise. In addition, these differences affect the individual’s decision making process and approach to business, family, wealth, community, ethics, work, risk, entrepreneurship and indeed all facets of the family and business.

Family-owned businesses are some of the most successful companies in the UK and employ over 9 million people. As they grow, it’s important to manage the dynamics between family members and for non-family employees to share the same values and passion for the business.

Whether you’re a husband and wife running a small local brewery or a fifth generation national building firm – we all have to face similar issues including: growth, succession to the next generation, hiring and firing staff, negotiating, leadership and much more. Our events bring you together with like-minded entrepreneurs to share and explore plus make fantastic connections.

Learning Zones

These more intimate break-out sessions are a unique opportunity to delve deeply into the topics that concern family businesses in today’s world. Hear live case-studies from family business leaders who will be sharing their experiences, and take away golden nuggets of advice to help your own business grow and thrive.

Click here to view the full morning and afternoon learning zones

Previous Speakers

John Timpson, Timpsons

Sir Ken Morrison CBE, Morrisons

Charlie Mullins OBE, Pimlico Plumbers

Judy Bell MBE, Shepherds Purse

Sir Brian Souter, Stagecoach

David Kerfoot MBE, Dep Lieutenant North Yorks

Penny Power OBE, The Business Cafe

Atul Pathak OBE, Appt Corporation

Helen Thomas, Westons Cider

Ross Warburton, Warburtons

Caroline Notcutt, Notcutts

David Jamilly, Theme Traders

Kate Hobhouse, Fortnum & Mason

Peter Thornton, Thorntons

Victoria Christian, Clive Christian

Sophie Mirman, Trotters

Reena Hammer, Urban Retreat

June Kenton, Rigby & Peller

Nicholas Wainwright, Boodles

Hannah Caan, Hamilton Bradshaw

Chris Bailey, NG Bailey

Jason Wourha, East End Foods

Sanjay Arora, Arora Hotels

Jennifer Kerfoot

Gary Grant, The Entertainer

Barbara Gray, Claritystamp

Dennis Ott, Matthews The Printers

Michael Ziff, Barratts Shoes

Tom Hart-Dyke, Lullingstone Castle

Coby Bull, Joel & Son Fabrics