Family Business

North West family businesses tell their stories to a global audience

November 24th 2020

A 24 hour, online global learning symposium event for family businesses was used to engage in peer to peer learning and knowledge transfer. Through the symposium a community of family businesses from across the world, engaged in peer to peer learning and the opportunity for sector specialists to transfer their own knowledge to new groups. This unique event was aimed to share informative and educational content, encourage connectivity and positively…

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Key questions for family business owners to consider to help run their companies

November 3rd 2020

Key questions to consider to help run your business from Sam Lyon Head of Corporate and Commercial. Conflicts in family businesses can be considerable and, unlike other businesses, there is usually even more than just the commercial success of the business at stake. Thinking about things in advance, particularly some of the most vulnerable and sensitive areas, can allow family businesses to plan ahead and reduce the risk of issues…

Partnership Agreements – why bother?

May 22nd 2020

Jonathan Carroll Director & Head of Property talks about the importance of Partnership Agreements. So your accountant and your bank keep telling you that you ought to get a written partnership agreement.  Just money for lawyers, right?  Well, some, but the potential costs to you are huge if you don’t.  The law governing unwritten partnerships is from 1890, and pretty harsh: Any partner can terminate the business, practically overnight, and…

Family Business Network announces exclusive insight event with Chairman of prominent family-owned Cumbrian business

August 29th 2019

The Family Business Network has announced an exclusive evening event; ‘An Audience with Peter Hensman OBE’, which is set to take place at the Percival Lecture Theatre in Ambleside on Wednesday 11th September. Peter Hensman OBE is widely known and respected throughout Cumbria and beyond for his role as Chairman of one of the county’s largest tourism and leisure businesses, Lake District Estates. With a compelling history dating back to…

Building an engaged and loyal team is one of the best ways to project a business as a fantastic place to work …

September 24th 2018

Sheenah Alcock Photography Building an engaged and loyal team is one of the best ways to project a business as a fantastic place to work, a conference heard. And having a plan to actively market a company to potential employees ‘who may not even know they want to work there’ will give bosses a head start in the increasingly tough battle for talent. The two themes…

Farming Partnerships – Things to be Careful

September 21st 2018

By Jonathan Carroll, Head of Agriculture  Yet again a farming family dispute has led to huge legal costs, when a decent partnership agreement would have prevented it for a tiny fraction of the sums lost. The Wild family farmed Beard Hall Farm from 1965, which was owned by dad, Ben.  Ben and his wife Jean brought their son, Malcolm, into the partnership in 1978 when he was just 16, but…

Jonathan Carroll, Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors

Family businesses shine at Summer Social

August 3rd 2018

Cartmell Shepherd Summer Social 2nd August 2018Speakers Paul Rheinbach, Karen Stalker, Kate Mawson and Tom Hart©Sheenah Alcock Photography An event held to give an insight into family businesses had guests transfixed as speakers from three companies gave searingly honest accounts of the challenges they have faced. More than 100 people gathered for the Summer Social, an event held at Warwick Hall in association with the Family…

Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors Summer Social 2018
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