Great to see our Scottish Family Business community voice being heard. We have had an incredible week of events in Scotland celebrating Scottish Family Business Week 2017 and it is great to see support for our endeavours and the need for more resources to support the firms that are truly the backbone of the Scottish economy. Already looking forward to bigger plans for Scottish Family Business Week 2018!
GOVERNMENT must provide wider support to family businesses in order for them to maximise the benefits they bring the economy, a conference has heard. The Scottish Family Business Conference 2017, held by FBU Scotland, heard from a variety of business leaders, who discussed the challenges of succession and the positive impact of family firms. Addressing delegates, Paul Andrews, founder of FBU Scotland said: “The challenge is that governments don’t understand family businesses and what they do. They need to understand what we mean by family business.”