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Governance in owner-managed family businesses

Governance in owner-managed family businesses

(The author Philip Webb has been creating and managing businesses for the past 30 years, and has helped many companies find success and growth. He currently holds two NED positions and runs a UK charity.) Governance may not be the most exciting topic - it’s one that...

The balancing act of growth in family businesses

The balancing act of growth in family businesses

In our latest blog, featuring in the April issue of In Cumbria magazine, we examine the factors that affect growth for family businesses. Most family businesses are driven by far more than profit alone – family values, innovation and legacy all play a part. It is the...

Who says the family business won’t make it to the next generation?

Who says the family business won’t make it to the next generation?

Succession planning in family businesses is often a difficult and emotional process—it combines emotional and organisational change and all of the feelings that go with it. Emma Lindsay, Recruitment Manager at Carlisle based NXT Recruitment (pictured) discusses why...

Do you know the social value of your business?

Do you know the social value of your business?

Be Ethical founders, Heather and Caroline are passionate about encouraging family business owners to recognise amd harness the potential benefits of a social giving or ESG strategy. In their recent blog, they said: Social value for a business is when it considers more...

Business interruption insurance: How essential is BI cover?

Business interruption insurance: How essential is BI cover?

During the winter months, as the weather turns more unpredictable and we see more frequent extreme weather events, family business owners are more likely to experience disruption to their operations, whether that be through a flood or as seen last November, the...

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