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Family businesses contribute


of UK total tax revenues




make it to second generation family ownership




fail to plan formally for succession


Family Businesses account for


of UK private sector employment (9.5m people)


Family businesses generate


per annum of UK tax receipts


Family businesses account for almost


of the overall UK GDP

  • ICFIB Accreditation Programme 2015

    Posted On 17 Feb 2015 by ICFIB



    Our purpose is to provide a community for learning and support for both families in business and professionals with an interest in family business. As part of this, we would like to invite you to participate in our ICFIB accreditation programme 2015. You have the option to spread the accreditation sessions over one or two years. 

    To become an accredited member you wil be required to complete all three accreditation workshop sessions below and prepare a case study for submission to ICFIB. This year we will be holding the following sessions:


    Introduction to Family Business

    8 September 2015  9.00am - 4.00pm

    An exploration of the unique attributes that characterise family businesses.

    • What is a Family Business?
    • Family business economic contribution.
    • Models and frameworks.
    • Roles and impact on the decision making process.
    • Issues in transition from one generation to the next.
    • Balancing the family, business and personal life.
    • Recognising the systems in collision.
    • Causes and levels of conflict within a family business.


    Parallel Planning and Succession 

    14 October 2015  9.00am - 4.00pm

    An insight into the family business issues that can arise when succession planning. 

    • What is succession planning?
    • The challenges facing the family business.
    • Balancing family and business demands.
    • The need and benefits of planning.
    • Parallel planning for the family and business systems.
    • The role of the advisor in the parallel planning process.


    Governance of the Family Business 

    3 November 2015  9.00am - 4.00pm

    We will propose ideas, systems and options to assist with family business governance. 

    • What is Family Business Governance?
    • Ownership, direction and management.
    • Family, board, management and stakeholder involvement.
    • Shareholders’ Agreements.
    • Family Charters.
    • Leadership and the next generation.


    If you would like to register your interest in the course or require further information, please email our events team.  

    All sessions will be held at:

    Veale Wasbrough Vizards, Orchard Court, Orchard Lane, Bristol, BS1 5WS


    £395 plus VAT per individual per session

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