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A Vision For Family Businesses in Scotland by Martin Stepek; CEO of the Scottish Family Business Association

 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…

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Added by Claire Seaman on January 6, 2014 at 13:22 — No Comments

Family Business Conference

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;

  • Hear the key findings and implications of recent research undertaken by the Norwich…
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Added by Fiona Costello on May 1, 2012 at 15:56 — 1 Comment

Family Business on the Radio

Alliance members may find the following radio programme interesting:

Your World - A Family Business

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…

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Added by Mike Pretious on February 20, 2012 at 19:39 — 1 Comment

Why I am applying again to be Chairman of Thorntons Plc

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.

Added by Peter N Thornton on November 12, 2011 at 17:51 — 2 Comments

Leadership in Family Business: Invitation to Participate in Research

James Cunningham is a PhD candidate at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh who is currently carrying out research which looks at the impact of leadership styleson knowledge sharing culture in Scottish family businesses.

https://surveys.qmu.ac.uk/familyknowledge

 

Help to complete the survey would be much appreciated.

Added by Claire Seaman on September 12, 2011 at 14:35 — No Comments

Husband and wife teams - Invitation to participate in research

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…

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Added by Asa Bjornberg on September 8, 2011 at 17:56 — No Comments

BBC East Midlands: Inside Out

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:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00xynk5

 

 

Added by Claire Seaman on January 24, 2011 at 18:52 — No Comments

Family Business Growth Conference - 16th September 2010, Bristol Business School

**Apologies for cross-posting**



**Please circulate to colleagues and clients**…



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Added by Dr Lorna Collins (Bristol) on August 13, 2010 at 14:44 — No Comments

ESRC Seminar - Bristol - David Storey presentation - Do entrepreneurs really learn?

Prof David

Storey OBE, Sussex Business School




Do entrepreneurs really learn?…





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Added by Dr Lorna Collins (Bristol) on June 21, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

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