As partners of Family Business United (‘FBU’), Western Pensions Solutions (‘WPS’) are delighted to be sponsoring their flagship national event, The Great British Family Business Conference that is taking place in London on March 14.
The annual event draws members of the family business together from all over the UK to hear from leading family business owners and their advisers who provide real insights into the evolution of businesses and the challenges they face along the way. As Ben Fowler, Managing Director of WPS explains, “This is an inspirational event for the family business community and each year there are some passionate family business owners sharing their story and passing on personal insights on a whole range of topics from succession planning and the engagement of the next generation to branding, protecting the family name above the door and good governance.”
“Each year sees different perspectives and we are proud to be associated with this great event that is a real showcase for the best of British family firms.”
The 2019 event is being opened by John Stevenson, the MP for Carlisle and also the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Family Business and keynote speakers include Carina Contini, Leo Johnson and Guy Schanschieff MBE. Key themes for the conference this year are around disruption, the use of technology to build a global brand and managing reputation and risk. There are also workshops on key themes that include mental health and well-being in family businesses. the role of a family constitution and onboarding the next generation, an exhibition and plenty of time for networking too.
As Ben concludes, “The Great British Family Business is an event that really highlights the contribution family firms make to the UK economy and identifies different approaches that families in business have taken to some of the unique challenges that arise from the very fact that they are family firms. It really helps to put the family business community on the map and we are looking forward to another great conference this year.”
The Great British Family Business Conference 2019 takes place at The Royal Geographical Society on March 14, 2019. Find out more about the speakers, agenda and tickets here
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