Almost two thirds of businesses in Scotland are family enterprises and are an important source of employment as well as being massive contributors to the wealth of the country. Our network of business advisers, across Scotland, has experience of working with every type of business structure, including family businesses, and is aware of the challenges they each present for those running those companies. We are delighted to be part of an awards programme that recognises the very best in this important part of the economy.
As one of the most dynamic and progressive firms of accountants & business advisors supporting many growing and entrepreneurial businesses, our client base reflects the dominance and importance of family businesses across Scotland.
We recognise the vital role that family businesses contribute to the health and success of the Scottish economy.
To meet the complex and unique needs of our family business clients we continue to invest in our specialist team who apply recognised methodologies that start with identifying the underlying issues in the family’s ages, stages and relationships with each other. We aim to help families find a common understanding as to why they want to stay in business together, before advising on any technical accounting, tax or financial solutions.
Our Bank was founded in Glasgow in 1838 as the Clydesdale Banking Company and we have been proud to support generations of family businesses throughout Scotland ever since.
This year, we launched a commitment to make available £6 billion of additional lending to support the growth of Britain’s SMEs over the next three years with a substantial portion focused on Scotland and family businesses.
Family businesses are a critical part of the Scottish economy and key to the future prosperity of the country. We will continue to support the investment plans of these vital businesses to help them realise their growth ambitions. The funding we have provided over the past six months, ranging from the tens of thousands to the tens of millions of pounds, has assisted businesses as diverse as care homes, food and drink businesses and technology companies.
We believe that our in-depth local knowledge and strong, experienced business banking expertise has never been more important in helping businesses to navigate through the economic uncertainties that we all face. Our work with the Scottish Family Business Breakfast will help us strengthen our support to family businesses here in Scotland.
As Scotland’s leading business school, Strathclyde Business School is committed to the advancement of family business and is delighted to be part of the Scottish Family Business Breakfast.
At the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship within the Business School we have one of the UK’s largest concentration of family business researchers and we aim to produce world class research which not only helps to inform economic policy in Scotland but also provides useful learning so that Scotland’s family businesses can continue to be the real wealth creators in Scotland – creating employment and prosperity for our communities.
Western Pension Solutions (WPS) is a specialist pension consultancy that focusses on providing strategic advice to family businesses on how to manage their legacy defined benefit schemes. The firm is 100% owned by
Vestey Holdings Limited, a pioneering fourth generation family-owned food and farming business, whose origins date back to the 1890s.
WPS was founded in January 2015 following the highly successful buy-out of the Vestey group’s own defined benefit pension scheme, achieved without any financial support from the company and with significant benefits for the scheme members.
WPS combines the values of a multi-generation family business with an exceptional track record in managing pension scheme risk. With offices in London and Yorkshire, WPS has recently established an office in Glasgow to provide support and advice to family owned businesses across Scotland.
The Herald is Scotland’s quality leading broadsheet newspaper for over 235 years. We thrive to give you outstanding insight, analysis and opinion as well as brilliant investigative journalisms, great reads and the latest in sport, lifestyle, entertainment and fashion.
Enjoy your Herald seven days a week. Pick up your copy from your local retailer or you can take The Herald with you on the move with our fantastic online packages.
Newsquest Scotland Events is the events division for Newsquest Media in Scotland. Home to The Herald, Evening Times and numerous leading media brands.
We organise over 30 leading industry events per year ranging from Business Breakfasts and Conferences to Award Ceremonies.
We also offer our event management services to create bespoke creative solutions tailored to your business needs.