Peter N Thornton's Blog (6)

Future of UKFBA

I have just sent this message to all members:

Dear All

I have always believed that this concept could have a great future. Claire Seaman who has also been very active in trying to get it going has the same belief.

This Ning site which was to be the basis of UKFBA with other activity developing from it is currently too inactive.

There is very little interchange on the site, which is due mostly I think to having too few members and too little…


Added by Peter N Thornton on March 29, 2012 at 10:32 — 16 Comments

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:

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

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

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