FBN eNews June

July 4th, 2017|Comments Off on FBN eNews June

Following the success of our past Conferences in 2014 and 2015, the FBN Ireland Board is delighted to host our 2017 Conference, “Family Passion for Business: optimising performance in an uncertain world”. The conference will take place in Clayton White’s Hotel on Friday 6th October with registration opening on the day at 10:30 am, and will be followed by a Gala Dinner and overnight.

Event Summary Report Now Available – “The Family Charter – Senior and Next Gen, together or apart?”

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Event Summary Report Now Available – “The Family Charter – Senior and Next Gen, together or apart?”

Our recent event at the Aviva Stadium saw senior and next generations square off to each other on the topic of getting the succession conversation started. Facilitated by Ken McCracken of KPMG, together we explored a number of ways to get the generations talking and engaged, being the necessary first step towards working together on the future of your family and business. This was the first of our planned annual intra-generational events where we want to encourage and facilitate interaction and challenge between the generations.

FBN eNews May

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on FBN eNews May

The Board and team at FBN are pleased to present the forthcoming FBN Ireland Conference, 2017, which will take place on 6th October next in Wexford. This day-long event gives members the opportunity to hear from national and international speakers, participate in discussions on topics specific to family business and to network with other family business owners. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to introduce both new family members and/or senior members of your management teams to the Family Business Network and is intended to foster exchange not only between families but also within families.

FBN eNews April

April 28th, 2017|Comments Off on FBN eNews April

At our April event we heard that a family Constitution is a “document for guidance, not a document to hide behind”. Over 70 members and prospective members attended our recent event “Family Business – an outsiders’ perspective” hosted by KPMG, with Chris Martin (CEO Musgrave Group) as our guest speaker.

FBN eNews March

March 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on FBN eNews March

I am delighted to bring you our first monthly FBNeNews for you the members of FBN Ireland. Our intention is to update you on key family business developments, provide information on forthcoming FBN events and initiatives, highlight and give you access to new reports in the area of family business and finally to request input from you, the members, on our progress and plans.

FBN eNews November

November 11th, 2016|Comments Off on FBN eNews November

FBN eNews will help you get the most out of your membership. We also want to hear any ideas you have for improving FBN Ireland. FBN eNews will cover. Information on planned events for both the senior and next generation groups. Get to know and network with other members. We’ll have lots of photos of recent events.

Encouraging Entrepreneurship in the Next Generation

June 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Encouraging Entrepreneurship in the Next Generation

Juliette Johnson opened this session, noting that every firm starts with a great innovation, a great entrepreneur or both. The challenge is maintaining this going forward and balancing the needs of an ever growing family, [...]

Internationalising the Family Business & Managing for Growth

June 30th, 2015|Comments Off on Internationalising the Family Business & Managing for Growth

Monaghan Mushrooms is one of the world’s largest substrate and mushroom companies. Paul Wilson explained that they are a vertically integrated agribusiness, which means that they have control over the whole production process. They produce [...]

Working for a Sustainable Future: The Role of Family Business

June 21st, 2015|Comments Off on Working for a Sustainable Future: The Role of Family Business

Andrew spoke with great enthusiasm about the importance of blending wealth creation with sustainability and social responsibility. He emphasised that all companies, large and small have a role to play in the communities in which [...]

Surviving and Thriving in the family business: a next generation perspective

June 21st, 2015|Comments Off on Surviving and Thriving in the family business: a next generation perspective

This thought-provoking discussion focused on the experience of the next generation member in a family business. Juliette Johnson began by detailing some of the issues next generation members experience as they enter the family business. [...]

The Family Brand

June 21st, 2015|Comments Off on The Family Brand

Panel Discussion Introduction The session began with a discussion on how families can be connected through brands, even though the individual families most likely are not related. Flahavan’s porridge for example is a family staple [...]

Re-shaping the business family after succession

June 21st, 2015|Comments Off on Re-shaping the business family after succession

Westland Cheese, a company based in the Netherlands, was the first business to join FBN Netherlands and there are now 150 family businesses in the network. The company employees 100 employees, is 100% family owned [...]

FBN International: A Global Community

June 12th, 2015|Comments Off on FBN International: A Global Community

Key Points Discussed by Speakers History: The seed for conception of FBN was planted by a second-generation family business owner from Canada who moved to Switzerland and started to look for people in Europe to [...]

Mapping the three-circle model: Family, Ownership and Enterprise

June 10th, 2015|Comments Off on Mapping the three-circle model: Family, Ownership and Enterprise

Peter Leach opened the second Family Business Network conference by demonstrating how the three-circle model can benefit/support the way we think about family businesses. According to Mr Leach, it is the family overlay that creates [...]

Bringing Non-Family into the Family Business

June 2nd, 2015|Comments Off on Bringing Non-Family into the Family Business

Dr. Kirwan opened this intriguing, insightful and hugely beneficial joint presentation by Michael Flynn and Cormac McCarthy. In 2012, Michael appointed Cormac as a non-family CEO to lead the business through the next stage of [...]