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Purpose-driven leadership: how family businesses can accelerate ESG

Purpose-driven leadership: how family businesses can accelerate ESG

Tom McGinness is the Global Leader of Family Business for KPMG Private Enterprise, UK and is an experienced Senior Partner for the company, with lots of experience of working with large family businesses providing tax, accounting and advisory support with a focus on...

Disruption in construction: emerging from a pandemic.

Disruption in construction: emerging from a pandemic.

All business sectors have faced challenges throughout the Covid-19 pandemic but recently, we have been speaking with a large number of family businesses working within the construction sector. One of our Network Partners, b2B insurance brokers, Marsh Commercial...

Social Impact in Family Businesses

Social Impact in Family Businesses

In his recent blog, Philip Webb, Founder and CEO of our partner organisation, Investors in Community talks about the meaning behind the term 'social impact' and how this is regarded and shaped within family businesses. Phil says, "For the last two decades there has...

Five Key Things Family Businesses should do in February

Five Key Things Family Businesses should do in February

In his first blog of 2020,  Sam Lyon, Head of Corporate and Commercial at Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors makes his recommendations for things that all family businesses should prioritise this month. He says, "It’s been almost a year since the first lockdown and...

Why Covid shouldn’t delay succession planning for your business

Why Covid shouldn’t delay succession planning for your business

In his final blog of 2020,  Sam Lyon, Head of Corporate and Commercial at Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors make a case for why family businesses should not allow the covid pandemic to delay making important plans for the future. "With the pandemic still causing huge...

An Independant View for Family Businesses

An Independant View for Family Businesses

In his latest blog  Sam Lyon, Head of Corporate and Commercial at Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors examines the benefits that an independent voice can bring to a family business. The value of non-executive directors and other non-family senior management can bring to a...

Family-Business Owners, Beware: The Oldest Perhaps Should Not Be First

Family-Business Owners, Beware: The Oldest Perhaps Should Not Be First

The following article appeared in the Wall Street Journal on 2 November 2020, and quotes our Co-Director, Sue Howorth. Katie Deighton, reports, " Companies that pick later-born children as CEOs show better performance, a study finds. Tradition within many family-owned...

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