Vistage Family Business Forum



Achieving World-Class Management in your Family Business

Whether you are a member of the family or MD/Director of a family business, a family business brings its own speacial set of strategies, legal and ownership issues - over and above those found in every business. If you want a very practial road-map that takes you through some of the complexities and different challenges that a family business may face, that shows you how to correctly balance the business and family, then the Family Business Forum is for you. It will take place on 28 June at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield and is a full day event

The emphasis will be on helping you understand how to solve tomorrow's predictable problems today whether you are first to second generation or second to third generation family business. The Vistage Family Business Forum includes:

1. Family Business Self-Assessment

Assess your current position in key areas and assess your operation against best practice

2. One Day Family Business Forum Workshop

A step-by-step and highly practical look at how to achieve success in each of the 16 key areas including exploring your current situation, real world case study examples and illustrations from high-calibre family business experts

3. Family Business Forum Toolkit

Tools, templates and business guides to allow you to quickly implement what you have learned, plus follow-up activities to continue your route to world-class family business management.

The agenda for the day is as follows

The keynote speaker on the day is Peter Leach who is the Founder and Chairman of Peter Leach LLP, a boutique advisory firm set up to support and advise entrepreneurial families.

With over 30 years of experience as a business advisor, teacher and facilitator working with family business owners internationally, he is seen as the "founding father" of family business thinking in the UK. Peter has worked with hundreds of business families around the world, specialising in working with multi-generational family businesses on governance issues.

Peter is author of Family Businesses: The Essentials, published by Profile Books and has written a number of other books on the subject, some of which have been published in several languages. He is also frequently quoted in the UK national and international press and lectures at business schools and universities all over the world.

He currently sits on the Advisory Board of the UK Institute for Family Business, and is a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute of the USA, the international body for family business advisers. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having previously been a senior partner at BDO, one of the worlds largest accountancy firms for 25 years.

In 2010, Peter was awarded the Family Business Place Red Ribbon Award for his outstanding contribution to the field of Family Business. In 2011 Peter was awarded the Richard Beckhard Award from the Family Firm Institute which recognises outstanding contribution to the field of family business practice.

Peter currently sits as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Pentland Group Plc, a well-known UK family business.

 If you would like to attend the Forum please register here

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