Can You Help A Smaller Family Business Succeed?
21st May 2019
IFB partners with Be the Business to support smaller family firms to make the changes that will help them take their business to the next level.
Family firms are vital to the UK economy, and their success is key to improving UK productivity as a whole. The IFB is proud to be partnering with Be the Business, the body spearheading a business-led campaign to help companies across the UK improve their productivity.
Be the Business is piloting a range of ways to help family SMEs improve their business, starting with their North West Family Business Programme. The Programme is made up of initiatives that unlock the energy and potential held in family SMEs. They are all designed to get family firms talking, sharing, learning and thriving.
A key part of the Programme is to help family SMEs learn, adapt and adopt what works for Britain’s best, from Britain’s best.
That is where you come in. Be the Business are inviting the North West’s most influence voices to help them galvanise family firms to become some of the UK’s best-run companies.
There are a number of ways to get involved – from sharing your expertise on an advisory board, to hosting a company visit. You can find out more about all the elements of the Programme here.
The Programme is designed to bring benefits to larger businesses too. Sharing expertise with these firms can unlock valuable new insights and opportunities for your business as well as theirs. Your people can develop as managers and leaders, while your senior leaders can move outside their comfort zone and test their capabilities in an entirely fresh context.
If you are from a family SME you can find out more about the support available here.
If you want to get involved – either as a family SME or a larger family firm - but aren’t based in the North West, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what other opportunities there are.
“Our movement is about businesses coming together to share the things that have made them successful and providing inspiration for firms to make small changes that make a big difference to their performance.” Sir Charlie Mayfield – Chairman, Be the Business and John Lewis Partnership