Who we are looking for

The Family Business Network Ireland is intended for family business owners, family members both active and inactive in the business and next generation family members, who collectively are:

Values

Prepared to network and share best practice with like minded families-in-business and to follow the FBN Code of Conduct at all times.

Ownership

Owners of medium to large businesses:

  • Business Scale: sufficient scale in turnover or employee numbers to introduce increasing complexity.
  • Business Development: businesses considering or at the early stages of international expansion to deliver growth.

Scale

Owners of medium to large businesses:

  • Business Scale: turnover at or over €20m; over 40 employees;
  • Business Development: businesses considering or at the early stages of international expansion to deliver growth;

Issues

Anticipating the need address one or all of the challenges common to families-in-business, to include (but not limited to):

  • Level of Non-Family management: businesses intending to attract, develop or retain non-family management.
  • Family Controlled: family businesses considering or having recently established formal governance mechanisms to guide and communicate with family shareholders.
  • Next Generation (18 to 35+ years): families with next generation family members either intending or commencing a career in the family company or intending to start learning about responsible ownership.
  • Non-Family CEO: businesses intending to appoint, or working with, a non-family CEO.

Family business development stage

Families who have an interest (shareholding, legacy) in a number of different businesses, being “families-in-business”.