IFB is the UK’s family business organisation, supporting and promoting the UK family-owned business sector through events, networking, representation, thought leadership and analysis. With our large network of progressive family businesses we provide a trusted environment to share your experiences, learn lessons from your peers and work together to ensure your family firm has a bright and successful future.
I consider IFB a remarkable and valuable organisation to belong to. They manage to create a unique environment at their meetings that encourages and supports genuinely open and often frank discussion of business matters generally, and of course family business issues in particular. What works so well is that there is real feeling of kinship between IFB members, it really does feel like an extended family! That trusting and experienced atmosphere I am convinced encourages members and presenters to speak and act very naturally and more openly than any other business forum I am aware of – Stephen Falder, HMG Paints
IFB Forum events allow members to meet, network and discuss specific issues relating to family business with the intention of improving peer learning and disseminating best practice.
IFB Representation is the voice of the family business sector in the UK. We engage with government, policy makers and key stakeholders to lobby for policies that support a robust family business sector
IFB Research Foundation fosters thought leadership on family business matters, through commissioning research and reports into family business matters, including research into the size and scale of the sector of the UK.
IFB International Links ensure our members are connected to family business best practice from across the world. IFB is the official UK chapter of both the Family Business Network (FBN) and European Family Businesses (EFB).
By Families, For Families
IFB is a not for profit, member-led organisation. We work closely with family firms to support them in growing successful enterprises for generations to come.
All family businesses are different, just like all families. And to ensure that learning is shared throughout the whole family IFB membership is company and family wide. For the younger generation we offer a specific programme of activities for the next generation. Regardless of whether you work in the business, or are a responsible owner, we offer something for you.
By joining IFB you also become a member of the international Family Business Network (FBN) and European Family Businesses (EFB) – connecting leading family businesses across the world.
IFB’s governance structure ensures that family business owners and managers are at the heart of providing leadership and direction for the organisation. Find out more about our Governance.
IFB welcomes the support of our partners. We work with a wide range of organisations across the country to provide expert advice and learning across a wide range of pertinent issues for business families.
IFB is the official UK chapter of both the Family Business Network (FBN) and European Family Businesses (EFB). We are proud to support and work with our international colleagues to connect family businesses across the globe, sharing knowledge and best practice.
The IFB Team work closely with family firms to make sure we develop the services that our members need. If you would like to speak to any member of the team, you will find their contact details below.