Family Business Consultancy

How I can help you

Family businesses are a unique mix of 'systems' that can result in challenges that traditional professional services such as accountancy, law and finance are not best placed to tackle.

The combination of business and family can provide many exciting opportunities but at the same time can leave individuals and families feeling ‘stuck’.

If this sounds like you, fear not! There is help and support available to you and your family and I would be delighted to talk to you about how I might assist.

I am a specialist adviser to Family Businesses and have been awarded the Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising (ACFBA) from the Family Firm Institute. To find out more about The Family Business Consultancy, click here.

If you are experiencing challenges within your business and you feel that I may be able to help, please get in touch via the form below and we can arrange an initial chat.

Particular areas that you may be facing challenges with are:

  • Transitions such as succession planning
  • ‘Professionalising’ the family business
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Next Generation education and development
  • Governance
  • Family and Business Strategy



You will often hear that ‘Governance’ is the answer. 

Irrespective of the question! 

We can guide you through the process of understanding what Governance is and what role it can play in your family business.


As you will be aware, working with your family members can be both rewarding and challenging. 

We understand this and have the tools and training to help you unravel the complexities of family dynamics. 


Succession Planning, or business continuity planning as we prefer to call it, is the most common area of conflict within a family business. It doesn’t need to be. 

Our experience helps you to break this process down into manageable tasks that help to remove the tension that can often arise.

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We work with families in business to help them to navigate the complexities that come from being in business together. 

We are based in the UK but we work with families all over the World. 

We are amongst the most experienced specialists in the UK. We have worked with family businesses all over the world. We all hold the Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising as well as having a mixture of backgrounds in law, finance, psychology, Board level directorships and academia.  

Our work is tailored to the needs and requirements of each individual family.

Areas we commonly deal with include:

  • Family and Business Governance
  • Ownership Transition
  • Management Transition
  • Succession Planning
  • Conflict in the family,
  • Sibling Rivalry 
  • ‘Co-preneurs’ / Spouses

Family Business Consultancy is specifically designed to work with the family system. This is often missed or misunderstood by other professional advisers as it is not their specialism.  

At The Family Business Consultancy we help you manage transition in turbulent times by investigating the real issues; getting to the heart of what is affecting your business and your family and working with you to a successful outcome.

No. We are specifically trained and qualifies in working with the family ‘system’ whilst this will inevitably involve the business to a certain degree we are not business consultants or coaches. We work closely with these professionals if necessary. 

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