The Purpose of the podcast

This podcast is something that I am extremely passionate about. I want it to become the go to resource for families in business together to help them to deliver on their own dreams and aspirations whilst helping to avoid some of the pitfalls along the way.

A few years ago I embarked on a project to write a book. The book focussed on the challenges that families in business face when it comes to succession planning.

During that process I interviewed members of family businesses, family business experts, advisers and specialist consultants about this area of work.

I recorded those interviews so that they would form the basis of the book and I found listening back to them was really interesting.

The book has been written and one day I may get round to publishing it but the process of interviewing people and discussing the myriad of subjects that impact on families in business ‘gave birth’ to the concept of a Family Business Podcast.

As such the podcast was launched and its purpose is to provide useful insights from families and their advisers. I often hear that ‘my family is unique’ or ‘none of my friends understand’ and whilst this may be true to a certain extent the benefits and challenges of working with your family are shared across the world. The podcast is a way of bringing this all together in one place.

Family businesses are collectively unique and whilst the names, faces and personalities may be different the experiences are often more common than you think.

I hope the podcast helps with the navigation of these and if you would like to get in touch to discuss anything in particular head over to the ‘Work with Russ‘ page and get in touch!

The Family Business Podcast

"Having been involved in a Family Business for 30 years I wish this podcast was available 20 years ago. Valuable advice from family business experts."

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Working in a family business can be all consuming. The aim of the podcast is to give you some headspace to allow you to work on the business as well as in the business.


Working with your family brings with it unique dynamics that aren’t present within non-family businesses. We cover these within the podcast to provide insights into this complex area.  


Family Businesses are collectively unique. Whilst the personalities will be different within your own business, the challenges that you face will be shared. We provide you with guidance around these in the show.


Russ is a Family Business adviser. 

He is able to assist families with the challenges that come from being in business together. 

If you feel he could help, please get in touch.