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The Great British Family Business 2019

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The Royal Geographical Society

1 Kensington Gore

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SW7 2AR

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Join us in London for our flagship national family business conference that is now in its seventh year and not only does it bring the family business together, it provides a great opportunity to discuss some of the unique challenges facing family firms and to hear insights from other family business people and their advisers who have already dealt with some of these challenges too.

As well as some great speakers providing great insights there are a selection of workshops, a mini expo during the networking breaks where you can sample some great British family business products and there is plenty of time for networking too.

Great speakers. Great insights. Great value.

We look forward to welcoming you to London in March 2019.

Please do get in touch to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

The Programme

8.30 - Registration and coffee prior to the conference commencing at 9.15

Conference Introduction

Special Address - John Stevenson MP - The Importance of UK Family Firms

John Stevenson is the MP for Carlisle having been elected in 2010 and with a family business background and lawyer is also the Chair at Westminster of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Family Business.

Welcome Address - Leo Johnson - Disruption & The Family Business of the Future

Leo Johnson leads PwC's Disruption practice and Co-Presents the Radio 4 series 'Future Proofing' exploring the impacts of exponential technologies on Business and Society. Formerly at the World Bank, Leo is the co-Founder of the advisory firm Sustainable Finance, now part of the PwC group. He is the co-author of 'Turnaround Challenge: Business and the City of the Future' (Oxford University Press, 2013) and a Visiting Business Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise & Environment at Oxford University.

Opening Keynote - Carina Contini - Family Businesses Are Special

Carina Contini is a critically acclaimed Scottish chef who opened her first restaurant in Edinburgh back in 1996, and is part of their independent family business that has been in operation since 1919. 2019 marks a number of milestones for the family and the business and Carina is going to share her thoughts on the importance of family firms, what makes family firms special and a personal insight on their journey as a Scottish family business too.

Coffee and Networking

Family Business Insight - Guy Schanschieff MBE - Building a Family Business Using Social Media and Digital Marketing Platforms

Bambino Mio are the most widely used reusable cloth nappy brand in the UK with an award-winning range of products that are loved by parents all over the world. Founded on the principles of quality, convenience, style, comfort and value for money, as a business they are committed to developing products that are better for babies and the environment.

Their aim is to deliver a superior customer service and product experience enabling parents to focus on the joys of parenthood with the intention of making reusable nappies commercially acceptable worldwide. Run by husband and wife Guy and Jo Schanschieff, Bambino Mio is based in the heart of the English countryside in Northamptonshire and has become a global brand in their sector as a result of focused social media and digital marketing strategies. Guy will share his insights into how, as a family firm, digital platforms can be a great way to build a business.

Panel Discussion - Corporate Governance and Improving Purpose & Legacy

Hannah Harris leads the PwC Family Business team in the UK and will be chairing a panel that looks at the changing environment for family firms when it comes to corporate governance. Panellists will join her to share their insights, personal perspectives and the far reaching benefits that are derived from improved governance too.

Lunch and Networking

Workshops - Each delegate can attend one of the following workshops that run concurrently and will involve family members in the discussions on topics that are of importance to family firms across the UK.

  • Workshop 1 - Managing Brand and Reputation in a Digital World
    Session facilitated by Frank, Bright & Abel

    Digital. The answer to all your problems or the start of more? Either way you can’t escape it. Digital has a role to play in today’s brands. It allows your audiences to find out more about you. It can help you redefine the experience you create. It can make you more relevant to new audiences. But it’s not the silver bullet, nor is it the only solution. Join us to explore the challenges and opportunities, as well as what else you need to do to manage your brand and reputation.

  • Workshop 2 - Purpose and Value of a Family Charter/Constitution
    Session facilitated by Juliette Johnson

  • Workshop 3 - Mental Health and Well Being in the Family Firm
    Session facilitated by Sarah Clements

  • Workshop 4 - Onboarding the Next Generation
    Session facilitated by Mairi Mickel

  • Workshop 5 - The Family Business Leaders Forum
    Session facilitated by Richard Lane

Coffee and Networking

Family Business Insight

Closing Keynote - Time Doesn't Stand Still - Nick English, Bremont

Bremont is an award-winning British company producing beautifully engineered chronometers at their headquarters in Henley on Thames. Time began for Bremont in 2002, when they embarked on a journey to make beautifully crafted pilot’s watches of exceptional quality. Inspired by a love of flying historic aircraft, of watches and all things mechanical, their timepieces had to be tested beyond the normal call of duty. The watches in the core range are all COSC-certified and they are one of the few companies offering a 3-year warranty on every product. Immensely precise, reliable and durable, Bremont watches are hand built in limited numbers.

Each is designed to appeal to those who share their passion for - and appreciation of - the innovation and mastery behind a beautiful mechanical wristwatch. Nick English will share the story of this classic British family business brand and show how quite simply for the Bremont family business, time just doesn't stand still!

Closing Remarks

4.30pm Close of Conference

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