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Scotland’s Family Business Leaders to Address Challenges Facing The Sector

Posted: 4th May 2016

Scotland’s family business leaders will gather at Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh on Thursday 26th May to discuss some of the key challenges facing family firms across the country.

Led by Family Business United Scotland, the ‘Family & Business Strategy – Governance and Succession’ event will provide an insight into how successful family firms understand how to benefit from the right resources to fulfill their plans, how business strategy and family strategy fit together, approaches to educating the next generation into the business, as well as different governance systems and how they impact the future of the business and the family.

The audience will include a wide network of family business owners, next generation family members, and non-family senior managers and directors within family firms.

Presenters and speakers will include Dr Claire Seaman (Reader in Enterprise and Family Business at QMU); Alastair Macphie (Chairman & CEO of Macphie); Dr James Cunningham (Lecturer in management at Aberdeen Business School) and Sofia di Belmonte (Managing Director of award winning Punta Licosa Ltd).

For more information and to book tickets, visit:

Tickets are ONLY available to family business owners, next generation family members, non-family senior managers and directors within family firms. Please note that this course is NOT available to professional advisers.

For more information contact Dr Claire Seaman, Reader in Enterprise & Family Business at QMU, E:, T: 0131 474 0000

Claire Seaman

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