A PANEL of family business experts will share their insights on learning from the Covid-19 crisis and planning for growth at a special event to be hosted by The Herald next week.

The Herald Scottish Family Business Breakfast Online, sponsored by Business Gateway, Clydesdale Bank, Family Business Solutions Ltd, Strathclyde Business School and T L Dallas, will feature a keynote address from Mike Donaldson, chairman of Fife-based timber firm James Donaldson & Sons. He will take part in a panel debate alongside Peter Facenna of Allied Vehicles, Giovanna Eusebi of Eusebi’s Deli in Glasgow, Lyndsay McGonigle of The Top Drawer, and Iain Stirling of Arbikie Farm Distillery.

Bernard Dunn of T L Dallas said: “Despite Covid-19, it is vital that family businesses, and their teams, keep the learning and networking process going. This is an ideal event for just that.”

Billy Andrew of Family Business Solutions Ltd said: “This event presents a fantastic opportunity for professionals to support each other by sharing their experiences and hopefully learning from one another.” David Henderson of Clydesdale Bank said the event comes amid “early signs that we are now moving into a new phase of recovery for business.”

Hugh Lightbody of Business Gateway said the event will give attendees a “much-needed chance to catch up, speak to others and learn from the experiences of other family businesses.”

The event takes place on Tuesday, September 1 from 9.30am-11.30am. To register, visit https://newsquestscotlandevents.com/events/fambizbreakfast/ or contact Kirsty.loughlin@localiq.co.uk.