The Family Business sector in the UK contributes more than the annual budget for the NHS each year. Their importance cannot be under-stated and the IFB have produced a State of the Nation report that highlights the trends and challenges facing family businesses today.
In this episode I speak to Fiona Graham of the Institute for Family Business about the findings in the report and what family businesses can learn from these findings.
The State of the Nation report goes into detail on the current family business market place, what trends we can see and what to make of them.
The report highlights the contribution that family businesses make to the UK economy and this is representative of the wider global economy. If you are listening to this from outside the UK, there will still be relevant findings within the report for your own family business or those that you serve.
Fiona Graham is the IFB Director of External Affairs and Policy. She is responsible for leading the IFB’s government and media relations, and policy development. She has over a decade’s experience in policy and public affairs. Fiona also sits on the Government’s SME Advisory Board.
The IFB provide support to their members and the wider family business community through events, publications and much more. I am very grateful to them for their support of the Family Business Podcast.
You can find the report here: www.ifb.org.uk
You can get in touch with Fiona on Linked In
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