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The Scottish Family Business Conference 2019

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Fifteen Ninety Nine

232 St Vincent Street

Glasgow

G2 5RJ

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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.

2019 sees the conference return to the hidden gem that is Fifteen Ninety Nine, in the heart of Glasgow. immersed in regal history where not only will you be inspired by a great range of speakers sharing their personal insights but also experience the enthralling character and timeless charm that this incredible venue offers.

Timings for the Day

8.30 - Registration and Coffee

9.15 - Introdcution

Welcome Address - The Global Impact of Scottish Family Firms - Russell Dalgleish, Chairman of the Scottish Business Network
Russell will share his thoughts on the Scottish family business sector and the impact that Scottish family firms has on the global stage, showcasing their importance to the Scottish economy and beyond.

Opening Keynote - The Evolution Of An Award-Winning Family Firm - Andrew Malcolm, The Malcolm Group.
Originating as a family-owned business in the 1920’s, The Malcolm Group has become one of the leading providers of Logistics, Construction and Maintenance services in the UK. The Malcolm Group began with assets of just a single horse and cart. A small family-run enterprise, its operation involved collecting coal from the nearby railway station, filling individual sacks in preparation for door-to-door deliveries in and around the local area.

The success the company has enjoyed since then is largely due to the hard work and business savvy of one man – Donald Malcolm – who inherited the coal-round business from his late father. With entrepreneurial foresight and prudent investment in vehicles, plant and depots, he was responsible for building the business which we know today.

By 1960, when the firm was acquired by Grampian Holdings, Donald had built it up to a fleet of 37 vehicles - plus seven items of plant. Consistent investment in the business, often ahead of market trends, lifted the company to its current status as a respected player in the logistics and construction markets.

On 18th January 2002, Grampian Holdings plc was renamed The Malcolm Group plc and was fully listed on the UK Stock Exchange. In May 2005, after 45 successful years in the "public" domain, the Group was once again taken into private ownership by the Malcolm family, currently run by Donald’s two sons Andrew and Walter Malcolm and Andrew is joijning us to share their story of what is clearly a Scottish family business success.

An Audience with Anne Marie Cairney, Managing Director - The Victor Pizza Company
Family owned, Victor Pizza began as a small bakery in Glasgow. In the early 70’s, they were asked by an Italian Fish & Chip shop owner to produce a pizza he could fry as his family had done for many generations in his hometown, Naples. Pizza Fritto was born. Their Frying Pizza grew in popularity and now sells in almost every fish and chip shop in Scotland. The business moved into new premises in 2014 and continues to grow with a focus on our range of innovative, healthy products. Anne Marie will share their journey, the values that are important to their family firm and provide a real insight into a family firm that is continuing to invest for the future.

Highlights of the Scottish Family Busines Top 100
Now in the third year, our definitive research, sponsored by Carbon Financial, quantifies the contribution that family firms make to the Scottish economy and we will be sharing the key statistics at the conference including the cumulative contribution to turnover, profit and employment from the largest family firms in Scotland.

Findings from the 2019 Family Business Survey

Workshops

Workshop 1 - Stabilising a family business as it goes through leadership & ownership transitions
Mairi Mickel will be facilitating this participative workshop where attendees will learn and discuss the key questions of this topic - How can a family business address the complex family dynamics at play during their transitions? Whose role is it to stabilise the business during this transition? Which governance systems could help?

Workshop 2 - Attracting and retaining talent in family business
In business, you are who you recruit, and a shortage of talent is the top barrier to growth as identified in recent surveys of CEOs, MDS and owners in 2019. What particular issues and opportunities does this present for your family enterprise? Are you attracting and retaining the talent you need to grow your business? ‘Come and join an interactive round table discussion on this pressing topic, led by Vistage Group Chair, Jo Macsween, and former MD of third generation family firm, Macsween Haggis. Share in the collective wisdom of your peers, gain tips to advance your competitive edge and build your dream team.

Workshop 3 - Succession options unwrapped
When it comes to the next stage in the evolution of the family business journey what are the options? Join this interactive workshop for an insight into the options with practical tips on some of the next steps and what can be done early to prepare for the future.

In particular the session will cover the options in terms of succession for family business, appraise the exit options, explore family buy-outs and look at how families can plan for a successful succession. This session is being facilitated by Paul Turner who is a Director in Mazars Deal Advisory (Mergers & Acquisitions) team who has over eleven years’ experience in the Scottish market, primarily advising on mid-market transactions and will use this session to provide practical insights into the options available.

Closing Keynote - Optimising Business Performance, Strategy & Structure
Mike Kane, Partner and Head of Family Business at Turcan Connell will be facilitating this session with Phil Morris who was the Commercial Director of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens where he was a key part of the team that ran the Rugby World Cup Sevens which led to the premier event it is now. Phil then founded and sold Kukri (a well known sportswear brand) and is now an investor in, mentor of, and director of a number of entrepreneurial family businesses. Phil is motivating, inspiring and undertakes numerous charitable challenges and will share his perspectives on the performance and strategy and the implications for family firms. As well as looking at optimising performance the session will look at exit issues and provide time for questions too.

4.15 - Closing remarks

Each year the event has grown and is now firmly established in the Scottish family business calendar. Do book early for the best rates. We look forward to welcoming you to Glasgow for another great family business event.

No refunds are given but tickets can be transferred to colleagues. Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control the agenda and content on the day may vary from that published.

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Western Pension Solutions

Turcan Connell

Seven Investment Management

Vistage UK



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