The date is now set for our annual flagship event, The Great British Family Business 2017 which is a family business masterclass sharing insights, perspectives and best practice from family firms around the UK.
James Keen - Managing Director, Hypnos, the award-winning Royal Warrant Holding family business renowned for making luxury beds is joining our next generation panel.
Jessica Penny - Marketing Director, Penny Hydraulics, the award-winning Midlands based manufacturers of lifting equipment is joining our next generation panel.
Tom Reynolds - Special Projects Manager, Reynolds CS, the fresh fruit and vegetable distributors is joining our next generation panel.
Jacqui O'Donovan - Managing Director, O'Donovan Waste Management, the award winning, independent, family-run company with a unique outlook and vision for the future and will share her thoughts on recruitment in the family firm and the need to take values and culture into account in the process.
Clare Stirzaker - Partner PwC, responsible for their next generation and family governance programmes will chair a panel discussion on the issues assoicated with engaging with the next generation.
Lance Forman - Managing Director, H. Forman & Sons. H. Forman & Son remains a family concern, the last of the original London smokeries, with Lance Forman, Harry’s great grandson, flying the flag for the famous London Cure. Remaining faithful to principles established in 1905 – the freshest salmon, a little salt, just the right amount of oak smoke – Lance is upholding traditional values and skills that would otherwise have died out long ago, along with one of gastronomy’s finest foods: H. Forman & Son’s Genuine Wild Smoked Scottish Salmon. He has a fascinating insight into life in a family business that had some serious challenges to address when the London 2012 Olympics came to our shores.
Further speakers will be announced in due course.
Family Business United has been championing the cause for the family business sector for many years and this event really does bring the family business community together. As delegates at the event in 2016 said:
"You have created an amazing force for good in terms of Family Businesses"
"Inspirational speakers combined with great organisation and super time-keeping made this event one of the best conferences I have been to for many years. Great content, balance and pitch and a real credit to the endeavours of the FBU team."
"The phrase 'networking to learn' was never truer than the conference yesterday -- I really enjoyed it and met some great people, most of whom were very humble but coupled with both focus and tenacity. Terrific event all round!"
"Congratulations on another amazing event today - You created such a special atmosphere and there was a lot of really positive feedback around the room."
We look forward to welcoming you to the event in March 2017.
Thank you to the support of our sponsors.Sponsors already supporting this event are PwC, Farrer & Co and Close Brothers Asset Management.
Further sponsorship opportunities are available so please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.