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Just as when we were founded 19 years ago, we put the needs of family businesses at the heart of everything we do.
From a group of families getting together to share experiences and help each other overcome common challenges, we have grown to be the largest UK family business organisation.
Working closely with business families for the past two decades, we know that well managed family business is the best model of business. One that brings benefits to communities across the country. But most family businesses face a set of common challenges.
We offer membership to family businesses and hold the space for families, managers, experts and relevant organisations to come together as a community.
We were founded in 2001 by a group of family business owners to create a safe and non-solicitous environment where they could get together to talk openly about their challenges and share their experiences to help others. Those founding principles are still core to how we operate today.
As a not-for-profit organisation we put the needs of our members at the heart of everything we do.
OPENNESS - We create safe spaces for people to share their challenges and successes openly.
INTEGRITY - We create a community based on honesty, trust and respect.
CARE - We make sure all family members feel safe, respected and cared for.
LEARNING - We help the whole family business community to pursue growth and learning.
WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY