Andy Gray, Managing Director, Corporate and Commercial, NatWest said:
“NatWest is proud to be supporting family businesses, as they are a cornerstone of the UK business community. We look forward to meeting many of you at this year’s Family Business Conference, to celebrate your leadership and the diverse and innovative success stories of businesses who have built on many years of heritage – and are inspiring the next generation of family businesses to come.”
For family businesses, the day to day challenges of directing a successful commercial operation are just one part of the picture. We understand that every big decision has to be right: from a commercial standpoint, but also in the wider context of the long-term interests of your family and all those within it – spouses, siblings, parents and children.
We have worked with family businesses for decades, often over many generations. They choose us because of our ability to blend exceptional commercial expertise with top level family and private client legal advice.
Our clients draw on our expertise at critical points in their business and family lives. We have the skills to support them, whether on M&A and joint ventures, property sales or acquisitions, branding, shareholder disputes or data-protection.
They look to us equally for support as they make fundamental calls that shape the future of their business. We advise on governance and decision-making structures, succession planning, and how best to remunerate those working for the company whether family or non-family executives. We support family businesses putting in place ownership arrangements to help manage transition through the generations, and regularly help design and structure trusts and foundations, and pre-nuptial agreements that protect the interests of both spouses while retaining ownership within the family.
We understand that for family businesses, success means balancing commercial wins today, with stability and cohesion for the long term, and we are adept at creating the efficient, practical solutions you need, whatever the challenges ahead.
KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 21 offices across the UK with approximately 16,000 partners and staff. It is part of a global organization of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Legal, Tax and Advisory services. It operates in 147 countries and territories and has more than 219,000 people working in member firms around the world.
KPMG Global Centre of Excellence for Family Business
As with your family, your business doesn’t stand still — it evolves. Family businesses are unique and KPMG Private Enterprise Family Business advisers understand the dynamics of a successful family business and work with you to provide tailored advice and experienced guidance to help you succeed. To support the unique needs of family businesses, KPMG Private Enterprise coordinates with a global organisation dedicated to offering relevant information and advice to family-owned companies. We understand that the nature of a family business is inherently different from a non-family business and requires an approach that considers the family component.
Burges Salmon is an ambitious, sustainable and inclusive firm that ensures its clients, people and wider communities flourish. Our award-winning Private Wealth team is nationally recognised for providing clear and practical legal advice and is one of the largest in the UK. Our experienced Family Business experts advise family businesses of all sizes across a range of sectors. We are renowned for our open and pragmatic approach, delivering straightforward solutions to what are often complex family business issues.
Higham &Co helps family businesses use the power of film to communicate vital messages to all stakeholders. Whether that is encapsulating the founding vision, galvanising staff, drawing new recruits or keeping customers in touch with the brand via social media.
With a background of award-winning documentary making at Channel 4 and BBC, H&Co know how to tell a story succinctly without spin or hype giving all our work an authenticity which is sometimes lacking in corporate communications. They also specialise in helping all kinds of people to be themselves on camera and enjoy the experience - what they call ‘un-media training’.
Long term relationships with the likes of Ikea, Boden, Charlie Bighams, Dualit, Aqualisa and Mars Inc are complemented by our support for smaller start-ups and charities too.
Higham&Co are delighted to partner with IFB as video sponsor for the 3rd year running in 2022.