THE biggest issues facing family-owned firms will be in the spotlight at a special event being hosted by The Herald later this month.
The Family Business Breakfast, hosted in association with Business Gateway, Campbell Dallas, Clydesdale Bank, MacRoberts, Strathclyde Business School and TL Dallas, takes place at Drygate in Glasgow on August 23.
Building on the success of The Herald’s long-running Scottish Family Business Awards, the event is free to attend for anyone who runs or is part of a family business in Scotland.
Keynote speakers include Deirdre Kinloch Anderson OBE, senior director of kilt company Kinloch Anderson, now in its sixth generation of family management.
She will appear alongside Heather Matthews, managing director of Glasgow-based chauffeur firm Little’s, Andy McGeoch, chief executive of clothing retailer M&Co, and Michael Kelly, director at packaging firm The UPAC Group.
The panellists will share their stories on their family business experiences with a focus on succession and what they have learned going through that process.
Brian Colquhoun, UK head of commercial banking at Clydesdale Bank owner CYBG, said: “The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards celebrates the success of family business in Scotland, who play a vital role in our economy. The breakfast is a great opportunity to bring together this sector to share best practice as well as discuss the challenges and opportunities.”
Mr Kelly said: “As the countdown to the Family Business Breakfast continues, I am looking forward to a frank and engaging discussion, with some insights from some really interesting people. This inaugural family business breakfast promises to deliver some of the best “of the moment” insights in to Scottish businesses families today.
A spokesman from Campbell Dallas said, “This inaugural family business breakfast promises to deliver some of the best “of the moment” insights in to Scottish businesses families today. Besides the challenges of today’s commercial and economic playground, managing transition between generations adds a layer of complexity non family business do not need to deal with. That said, the emotional bonds and resilience within business families can give them an edge when the “outside” environment gets tough. I look forward to hearing hear how this dynamic is viewed from both ends of the spectrum.”
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