ICFIB is a not for profit organisation that works with family businesses and their professional advisers. Our purpose is to provide a community for learning and support for both family businesses and their advisers. A family business, as defined Renato Taquiri from Harvard Business School (1980) is "Where two or more extended family members influence the direction of the business through the exercise of kinship ties, management roles or ownership rights".
ICFIB President interviewed by the New Zealand Herald
ICFIB President, John Tucker, spoke at the recent 3rd Family Business Annual Forum in New Zealand. He was interviewed by the New Zealand Herald.
Business owners warn of lack of soft-skills among family business advisors
Research commissioned by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Institute for Family Business with UCG (IFB) has revealed that family business owners do not feel that traditional technical qualifications alone are sufficient for a competent family business advisor, citing the ability to effectively deal with various personalities in a complex family situation as being equally important.
Our ever-growing community consists of a dynamic and comprehensive network of professional advisors as well as providers of products and services to help support families in business. From trained and accredited accountants and lawyers through to marketing consultants and HR specialists.