July 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Family Businesses on Radio 4

Interesting programme on family businesses from Radio 4, which includes comment on working hours, job satisfaction and the length of time that people tend to work for the same employer.




Added by Claire Seaman on July 26, 2011 at 9:06 — No Comments

Getting Us Out of a Jam .......

A great article from today's Sotland on Sunday on the role Scotland's food and drink businesses are playing in the drive for exports. Many of the businesses highlighted are (or were) family businesses but do not tend to be 'badged' this way.





Added by Claire Seaman on July 17, 2011 at 19:42 — No Comments

The NextGen design for contemporary family brand platforms...

As the global economic recovery advances, however erratically, family enterprises need to be focused on their competitive durability and resiliency in response to the prolonged ‘new normal’ of a transforming landscape.

Advisors and consultants have an immediate opportunity to help ensure that the enterprising families they work with are better equipped to navigate the patchwork of mature and emerging “free markets” of capitalism – especially given the volatility…


Added by Art Stewart on July 12, 2011 at 3:30 — No Comments

Great Family Business Story in the Independent on Sunday 10 Jul 2011

This story indicates well why Family Business is usually much more successful than the large corporates.


Added by Peter N Thornton on July 10, 2011 at 17:47 — No Comments

Peter Thornton's Agenda for Discussion with Government

A business environment that is more supportive of family businesses would improve, stabilise, and support the British economy - and importantly, be a cornerstone to the coalition’s ambitions for the future economic strength of the UK.

Peter Thornton and Bruce Sachs’ proposals for the steps that government should take based on their report prepared for Vince Cable in August 2010. The purpose is to achieve economic stability by creating the right milieu for family business to…


Added by Peter N Thornton on July 10, 2011 at 17:13 — No Comments

Potential Methods for Achieving the Objective of the UKFBA

In co-operation with member organisations operating in the same area:

  • Develop communication and interchange between Business Families, Family Business Shareholders, Directors, Senior Managers, Professionals and Advisors serving the Sector, Academics, Researchers working within the Sector, Membership Organisations, Groups, Forums, etc. This is an Association for the mutual benefit, advantage, education and growth of the Family Business Sector, people within it and businesses and…

Added by Peter N Thornton on July 10, 2011 at 16:51 — No Comments

Apologies to all Members for my absence

I'm sorry that I have not been visibly around for several months. None the less Claire Seaman and I have remained closely in touch and remain dedicated to building this Alliance into a very dynamic force for the Family Business Sector.

Firstly I have been greatly occupied creating, with partners a new business and handling a few other projects. The pressure of this project on my time has now declined somewhat I am glad to say.

Secondly my new found status as an author has…


Added by Peter N Thornton on July 10, 2011 at 16:42 — No Comments

New Family Business Text

Many congratulations to Daphne - looking forward very much to reading this new text on father/daughted succession.





Added by Claire Seaman on July 8, 2011 at 20:50 — No Comments

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