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  • Glasgow and Edinburgh
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Family Business Advisor
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With what family business organizations are you affiliated (e.g., FFI, FBN, IFERA, FERC, CAFE, IFB)?
I am a member of the Family Firm Institute and a supporter of the Institute for Family Business and the Scottish Family Business Association
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I am a founding director of Family Business Solutions Limited ( a consulting and training organisation that provides creative and practical help for family businesses and family offices. I have specialised in advising and consulting with family businesses since 1995. I am a member of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) and in 2001 received the FFI award for outstanding interdisciplinary achievement. I help enterprising families create best practice governance structures for the ownership and management of their family enterprise. I work with a range of families with many different demographic and ownership configurations and whose interests span a wide variety of assets and other activities. I also provide services to other advisers and groups such as professional associations, educators and trade bodies. As an enthusiastic champion of family entrepreneurship, I am actively involved in lobbying political, educational and other influential bodies with the aim of improving the overall awareness of the economic and social contribution made by enterprising families.

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Trust in Governance

“Trust in governance?”

This is a challenging statement to make in the aftermath of an economic meltdown that has been blamed on systemic failures in corporate and banking governance. In the past 12 months there has been no let up in the demands for more rules and guidelines that some believe could help to mitigate the type of opportunistic management behaviour that results in reduced shareholder returns.

While some businesses will no doubt be subject to more stringent… Continue

Posted on October 26, 2009 at 4:46am

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At 3:30pm on December 4, 2009, andrea gutierre jimenez said…
Dear Ken,

thanks for your interesting.We offer Master Degree in Family Bussines, but only in spanish and portugeese. although, you can chek a lot of Master or MAB with Family emphasis, offered in Spain.

warm regards

At 4:21pm on October 7, 2010, Dann Van Der Vliet said…

Sara and I did exchange a few emails, but she was pretty busy over the summer. I am looking forward to getting back in touch with her soon. Hope you are well.


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