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FiB signs Part Time Executives Limited as new National Partner

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25 November 2013

FiB signs Part Time Executives Limited as new National Partner

Families in Business (FiB), the independent go-to support organisation for family businesses, has added the UK’s only provider of part time directors across all executive functions, Part Time Executives Limited, to its growing network of professional advisers, as a National Partner. “The UK’s three million family businesses employ in the region of 9.2 million people and contribute more than a quarter of all GDP to the UK economy,” explains FiB CEO and founder, Dani Saveker, “but many fail to look beyond the family for senior management expertise, which is precisely what Part Time Executives has to offer. “Our latest survey reveals some 72 percent of family businesses only have family on their board of directors, 20 percent believe the next generation doesn’t have the necessary skills or aptitude to sustain or grow the business, and 21 percent want to recruit expertise from outside of the family. “It is becoming increasingly accepted that non-family members add a unique mix of objectivity and expertise, especially if they come from a different market or industry sector. By adding Part Time Executives to our National Partner community, FiB is making it easier for family businesses to connect with a trusted provider of this type of senior and relevant expertise, via accomplished executives. “For family firms in particular, it is vital the senior team plays to each other’s strengths, and if a gap in skills or expertise is identified, the business should consider the benefits of looking outside of the family to fill it. Part Time Executives works primarily with family owned SMEs across the UK, specialising in providing part time directors to ‘plug’ such a skills gap, with experienced Directors from a diversity of functions including Finance, Commercial, HR, Marketing, IT, Operations, Sales and Procurement. “The organisation’s unique offering and exceptional track record make Part Time Executives a highly relevant addition to our network of National Partners, all of which have at their heart a strategy of supporting families in business,” says Dani. “The fact that Part Time Executive is a family business, means it also delivers first hand experience of the particular challenges of working in a family firm, all of which is invaluable to FiB and its family business members. Offering an alternative, cost effective, unique and flexible solution to family businesses is a great way to bring skills and talent into a business whilst protecting the family’s core values and integrity.” Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive of Part Time Executives, adds: “Part Time Executives and FiB have very similar business philosophies and values. We already work with a number of family run enterprises across the UK and as a family business ourselves, we truly understand and appreciate the unique dynamics inherent in family firms and have a genuine desire to put this to good use to benefit more family businesses. By working with FiB we can extend the reach of our specialist multi-functional executive skills provision to a wider geographic area, and assist family firms that are keen to enhance their capabilities and knowledge with a part time executive who can deliver the benefits of a full time director at a fraction of the cost.” FiB works exclusively with family businesses and professional advisers throughout the UK providing relevant support to family businesses and SMEs. Part Time Executives joins FiB’s existing National Partners Vistage UK, charity Help Harry Help Others (HHHO), Professional Event Services, Business Growth Fund and Grassroot Suicide Prevention. Via its growing community of professionals, advisers and family business leaders, FiB is regarded as a go-to organisation focused on providing help and support to family businesses. Created by its CEO Dani Saveker, it provides tailored support packages to family businesses as well as a cost effective membership, local and national events. FiB also has a growing network that includes professional advisers and service providers to family businesses. FiB is an approved Growth Accelerator Training Provider. For more information about FiB: contact Dani Saveker, Tel: 07812 99 27 26, Email: dani@fibcommunity.com, or visit www.fibcommunity.com.   For information about Part Time Executives Limited, visit www.parttimeexecutives.co.uk or contact Andrew Mackenzie: 07766 523269, e: andrewmackenzie@parttimeexecutives.co.uk.