Justin Urquhart Stewart: A simple motto for complex times

Some sound advice from Justin Urquhart Stewart, co-founder and head of corporate development at Seven Investment Management "Building an investment process is one thing, sticking to it come what may quite another so, to help investors keep perspective when so much is...

10 Employment Law myths debunked

Our network partner, Langleys solicitors offers their advice on some of the common misconceptions relating to employment law. A very enlightening read; 1. TUPE only protects employees for 2 years. This is a common myth which originated from two cases heard by the...

You’re never too young for some simple estate planning the advice from our network partner, Seven Investment Management. "You know the ads about never actually owning a watch, merely looking after it for the next generation?  There’s a long-running debate about whether they’re advertising genius or just saccharine,...

Pension consolidation – the arguments for and against

Modern life can be complicated. We 'suffer' from an overflowing abundance of all kinds of things. And it's not just about a cupboard full of 3-for-2 vitamins or mismatched socks. We're talking about something much more important – pensions. The job-for-life concept...

Beware the retirement planning pitfalls

We recently published an insightful blog on the golden rules of retirement planning from Family Business Network partner, Seven Investment Management. This follow-up blog explores the three pitfalls in retirement planning and proves an interesting read, particularly...

Do you know what the golden rules for a better retirement are?

SEVEN Investment Management ( a trusted partner of our Network) offer their thoughts and insight on the best ways to approach the financial aspects of retirement in this blog: Rule 1 Let’s get the obvious one out of the way here: make sure you save enough. Actually,...

Sue’s Year in Review 2018

Before I move onto my traditional overview of the year, I wanted to give a personal note of thanks for all your support. I am proud to be your family business ambassador and proud to champion you, your business and your future generations. Thank you for allowing me to...

December Family Business Column for In Cumbria Magazine

Wow what a month for family businesses, I’m almost unsure of where to start! Firstly a huge congratulations to Maria & Mark Whitehead of Hawkshead Relish for their Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent In-Cumbria Awards. What an inspiration for the whole “embellish...


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