The National Family Business Conference

//The National Family Business Conference
The National Family Business Conference 2018-11-16T11:58:34+00:00

The National Family Business Conference 2018, EY, London

Just what does it take to run a successful family business? It takes energy, passion, and determination to never give up. No matter what. Family life and family business need TLC in equal measure, and true grit to take on the challenges that both throws at you are what beats at the heart of all family-run enterprises.

As the leaders of family businesses, we’ve all been through life’s challenges including –

  • Getting funding for a startup idea
  • Having to deal with the death of an inspiring family leader
  • Starting from scratch after losing a business
  • Facing an unfathomable pension pot deficit
  • Picking yourself up from an acrimonious divorce
  • Having to put one foot in front of the other whilst suffering from a short term or long term illness
  • Facing the fact that the next generation don’t want to continue in your footsteps
  • Having to spin on a sixpence to meet every changing market demands
  • Running out of money

…Or simply having the mental strength to carry on in spite of huge personal and mental health challenges.

These issues and many more we will be discussing. Come along and share the experiences of amazing family businesses who have done that seen that and wear the T-shirt with pride. You will be inspired!

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