Bristol’s family businesses can experience a taste of the support and information available from the city’s specialist advisers at the first of a new Insight Group pioneered by national organisation Families in Business (FiB). FiB Insight is a confidential peer group for family businesses and launches with a free half-day taster session on Thursday 12th February at Close Brothers Asset Management’s Bristol offices on Queen Street. The event is created and run by FiB, the national membership and consultancy organisation dedicated to supporting the UK’s family run and owned businesses, which is inviting between five and ten current and/or future executives from family-owned businesses in and around Bristol to take part.
“The Group meets in a neutral setting for half a day every other month, to discuss their challenges, evaluate opportunities, and solve an assortment of strategic, operational and often personal issues that are unique to family firms,” explains Dani Saveker, CEO and founder of FiB. The session will be facilitated by FiB’s team of trained, experienced professionals. “Our team are skilled in challenging, stimulating thinking, framing issues and guiding discussions by channeling their appreciation of the issues that family businesses face,” adds Dani. “Whilst this is the first Insight Group event in Bristol, we have run these events in other parts of the UK and family business executives taking part have told us they instantly felt supported, understood and focused after taking part in the sessions. The events are hosted in a neutral setting, are highly confidential, and involve a group of non-competing peers,” she says.
To reserve a place, email: Jennette@fibcommunity.com. For more information, visit: http://www.fibcommunity.com/bristol-insight-group-taster-session/ . The FiB Insight group event will also introduce family businesses to the portfolio of specialised tools and approaches tried and trusted by FiB when working with its growing community of family business members. The South West is home to some 250,000 family businesses, and nationally family firms account for two in every three of the UK’s private enterprises, with over three million family businesses in the UK. Together, they have a combined annual turnover of £1.1 trillion, employ over nine million people, and contribute almost a quarter of all GDP to the UK economy. FiB delivers focused consultancy, membership, events and tools tailored to the needs of family and owner managed businesses. Its national network of Approved Advisers, which includes Close Brothers Asset management in Bristol, is a vital component of its specialist support for the UK’s family business sector. Follow @fibcommunity on Twitter.