Actions and Detail Panel
The Scottish Family Business Conference 2017
Thu 5 October 2017, 09:00 – 16:00 BST
The flagship annual conference for the Scottish family business community which seeks to celebrate the sector and provide insights, learning and best practice to enable family firms to survive for generations to come.
Further details and speakers will be announced in due course.
Introduction - Paul Andrews, Founder and Managing Director of FBU Scotland
Welcome Address - John Stevenson MP, Carlisle
Opening Keynote - Paul Grant, Chairman, Mackays
Family Business Interview - Heather Matthews, Littles Chauffeurs
1 - Sucession planning unwrapped
This session is beign chaired by Marc Shenken, Partner at Scott-Moncrieff
2 - The role of non-family directors and management in the family firm
This workshop is being chaired by Graham Burns, Director of FWB Park Brown
3 - Professionalising the family firm and taking it to the next level
This workshop is being chaired by Tom Craig, Chairman of FBU Scotland and Craig Corporate
4 - Well-being of employees and directors
This workshop is being chaired by Jeanette Makings, Director of Close Brothers
Family Business Challenges
A look at recent research and findings in the context of the family business sector in Scotland as well as some of the findings from the FBU Scotland research into The Scottish Top 100 Family Firms.
A discussion with family business owners around the challenges they currently face as a family firm in Scotland today. Our panel members include Max Adam (RP Adam and the Arpal Group) and Dr Claire Seaman (Queen Margaret University). Further panel members will be announced in due course.
Closing Keynote - Robert Graham Jr, Managing Director, Graham's Dairies
Please book early for the best rates and we look forward to welcoming you to Glasgow.
This event is organised by FBU Scotland and is sponsored by Close Brothers Asset Management, Scott-Moncrieff, Turcan Connell and Craig Corporate.