Is it possible to cope with a Loss of Identity?

I think the short answer is ‘Yes’. So, is there a big difference between loss of identity and identity theft?  I do not know a great deal about identity theft, I do know a lot about loss of identity. In both cases identity is taken from the individual, the big difference seems to be although there…

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Family firms: natural survivors?

Academic research published in the wake of the banking crisis provides a timely and encouraging reminder of the resilience of the family business model. Crises compared A Covid-19 related recession is pretty much a certainty for the UK, according to the commentators. Multiple business failures are predicted. But which businesses are best equipped to survive…

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Going Nuclear – why it happens in times of crisis and how to avoid ‘going nuclear’ during or after the Covid-19 crisis

There is no getting away from it, we live in uncertain times.  With uncertainty comes fear and fear can be a very destructive force indeed.  When people are scared and the stakes are high, they are more likely to fight.    The relationship between crisis and litigation Certainly, in the context of an economic crisis, the statistics support this…

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Pink Blossom and Boiling Wells

Emma shares more of her thoughts from Lockdown As with the last of these blogs, I just wanted to say acknowledge that everyone is going through some hardship in these most extraordinary of times.  Many families (too many to comprehend) are now suffering the horrors of a loved one taken too soon, as a direct…

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The Paradox of Peace

The Paradox of Peace – Nicholas Smith Over the couple of weeks there have been plenty of military metaphors flying around, on both sides of the Channel and either side of the Atlantic, with Presidents Macron and Trump along with Boris Johnson all talking about the war with Corona virus and the need to work…

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A time for reflection

John shares his thoughts… 27 March 2020. Like everyone else in the UK facing the biggest crisis of our life- time our situation is unique, and in the business world, every Family Business is unique, I have heard it a hundred times in my thirty years as a Family Business Consultant. And of course, it…

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Thoughts from Lockdown

Emma shares her thoughts…. 26 March 2020 Firstly, I just wanted to say acknowledge that everyone is going through some hardship in these most extraordinary of times.  I know how lucky I am to be ‘locked down’ with my beautiful family and with relative safety and security.  I don’t want any of what follows to…

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FBC awarded Preferred Partner Status

The Family Business Consultancy has been awarded the Preferred Partner Status from the Institute for Family Business The Institute for Family Business (the IFB) recognise the important role that advisers play in providing support to family businesses. This support is invaluable in helping family businesses to prepare for the future whilst addressing the challenges of…

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