The support family businesses can get by joining our community is key to help them solve important challenges. Being aware of these challenges, and getting the right support to avoid them or resolve them is often what makes the different between succeeding or not. As an IFB member, you have exclusive access to our network of business families and experts.
In these changing times, it is important for family businesses to have a strong, united voice. We work to influence Government, raise awareness of the financial and social contribution family business make the UK, and ensure they can operate in a supporting regulatory environment. As an IFB member, you have the exclusive opportunity to shape our agenda by making your voice heard on the policy issues that are most relevant to you.
We champion the role, contribution and scale of the UK family business sector. We want the public to be aware of the importance of family business. This includes launching publications, sharing findings and engaging with Government, media, experts and academics to make sure family businesses are acknowledged and understood.
Learning from other's successes and failures, and sharing experiences, is key for family businesses to transition from one generation to the next. Our programme of events and the guidance we offer have proven to significantly help family businesses in their journey. As an IFB member, you have access to our learning programme and discounted rates to our annual conference.
IFB members have access to our international network (FBN-i) of 4,000+ family businesses across the world, with activities and events dedicated to senior, now gen and next generation. With IFB membership you also are part of European Family Businesses, the organisation representing family businesses across Europe.
We provide a trusted space for younger family members to connect, learn, share experiences and develop into the leaders of tomorrow. Whether you are currently involved in the business or not, you'll be part of a dynamic group of peers who regularly meet to explore important questions and challenges.
Supporting the next generation to grow and learn is a core part of our work, and one which we know is important to many of our members. The IFB Internships are designed to help our next generation members access relevant work experiences and to help current owners get connected with motivated individuals.