Western Pension Solutions (‘WPS’) have have teamed up with Family Business United (‘FBU’) to launch a new resource for the family business community.
The Heritage Library is the latest bespoke resource centre that is being created by the teams at WPS and FBU as a resource to inspire family businesses today and subsequent generations too.
As Paul Andrews, Founder and Managing Director of FBU explains, “Having access to the stories that have helped shape family firms for generations, and continue to provide the raison d’etre and values behind many family businesses today, we felt obliged to do something to capture the real essence of what makes family businesses different. As such, it is a real privilege to reflect on the journeys that these families have been on too.”
“During the course of our work and visits to family firms across the country on the various insights and road trip visits, we have been given lots of books that reflect the passions, drivers, the generations behind the businesses and in the digital world that we now live in it would be so easy for them all to be forgotten. We have teamed up with WPS to make a difference, to create something unique and in our eyes very special, a library of books that reflect the very nature of family business Britain.”
FBU is an award-winning magazine and resource centre for the family business community in its own right and WPS are trusted advisers to family firms in the provision of advice and support to solve pension legacy challenges and secure employees’ retirement future. WPS are also part of the Vestey Group, a family owned conglomerate that has been around for generations too.
As Ben Fowler, Managing Director of WPS adds, “The Heritage Library seeks to recognise the endeavours of generations of families that have been in business and left a real legacy, and in the shape of their books we are delighted to collate something special, a real legacy from the work that we do, and to make it available in due course for other families to peruse, learn and see how others have catalogued their history for generations to come.”
The Heritage Library is physically located in London in the Vestey offices and will be available by appointment only for visits in 2019. In the meantime, the team are busy filling the shelves and collating the books and would welcome other books too. If you have a family business book that you feel should be included in the collection please do send it to The Heritage Library, c/o WPS, 1 King’s Arms Yard, London EC2R 7AF. All books will be listed and announced via social media as a new addition.
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