For those involved in or with family business
A Scottish Family Business Vision
The Importance of Family Businesses to Scotland
1. The Economy
According to recent Scottish government data 63% of SMEs consider themselves family businesses. Extrapolation from other data suggests 41 of Scotland's 100 largest indigenous businesses are family-owned. Examples include Wm Grant & Sons, D.C. Thomson, Arnold Clark and Baxters. An estimated 50% of all private sector employees work…Continue
Added by Claire Seaman on January 6, 2014 at 13:22 — No Comments
We are holding a one day free event for Family Businesses.
The event will be held in Norwich on the 21st May 2012.
During the day you'll have the opportunity to;
Alliance members may find the following radio programme interesting:
It was originally broadcast on the World Service, at around 2 a.m. on 20th February.
As a certified insomniac, I can confirm that some of the most interesting business and arts radio…Continue
I have published my reasons for wanting again to be Chairman of Thorntons and my Vision for the company on my website: http://thorntonsthebook.com/?cat=3.
It is our old Family Business which was started in 1911 by my grandfather and father who was the manager of the first shop. It has been declining for quite a few years now and I want to help it recover and fulfill its potential.
Help to complete the survey would be much appreciated.
Added by Claire Seaman on September 12, 2011 at 14:35 — No Comments
I recently posted a link to an article on the Family Business Alliance talking about my research on husband and wife teams. Since I started doing this research, the reactions from husband and wife teams has been fantastic. It is a topic that really lies at the heart of the family business phenomenon, since it deals in a very direct way with the overlap of family and business. In addition, it touches on the fascinating phenomenon of co-leadership - something which many family firms are…Continue
Added by Asa Bjornberg on September 8, 2011 at 17:56 — No Comments
For those members of the UK Family Business Alliance in the East Midlands area - Peter Thornton is featured on the show this evening at 7.30pm. The link to the show is:
Added by Claire Seaman on January 24, 2011 at 18:52 — No Comments
**Apologies for cross-posting**
**Please circulate to colleagues and clients**…
Added by Dr Lorna Collins (Bristol) on August 13, 2010 at 14:44 — No Comments
Added by Dr Lorna Collins (Bristol) on June 15, 2010 at 11:19 — No Comments
Do entrepreneurs really learn?
Added by Dr Lorna Collins (Bristol) on June 21, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments