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  • Lessons from the Santander succession

    Sunday, September 21st, 2014

    “The ascension of Ana Botin to head up the Spanish banking giant following the death of her father Emilio was a text-book case of how to handle a modern succession. Ana will now be the fourth generation of the family to lead the bank. So how did the Botins…

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  • An insight into Juliette Johnson Consultancy

    Monday, September 1st, 2014


    Read this piece about Juliette Johnson Consultancy and the services we offer, written by Will Grahame-Clarke at Wealthnet.

    We may not all face quite the same challenges as our royal family, but getting the younger generation to become more involved, investing in…

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  • To join or not to join the family business

    Friday, August 22nd, 2014

    I am often asked for advice from young family members on whether or not they should join their family business. They often hope for reassuring “yes” or “no” guidance, but as with almost all issues in the richly complex world of family business, the only truthful response is, “It…

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  • Learning to fly

    Saturday, July 26th, 2014


    Picking a chief executive for any family business is a tough task. It is especially problematic if the company is bent on keeping a family member in the top job.

    People look in from the outside and make judgements without knowing any of…

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  • FBN Ireland’s Annual Conference 2014

    Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

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    As FBN Ireland continues to go from strength to strength, their annual conference is just around the corner

    I’m looking forward to running two different sessions. The first will look into entrepreneurship and I will be joined by Colum O’Sullivan and Cullen…

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  • IFB National Conference 2014

    Friday, June 13th, 2014

    12 and 13 June 2014
    St Pauls, London

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    It was a great privilege to run a session at the IFB Conference this week looking at how to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the next generation.

    We all talk about responsible ownership and…

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  • Cranfield Venture Day 2014

    Thursday, May 8th, 2014

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    Wednesday 8 May 2014,
    Cranfield School of Management, Bedfordshire

    I’m looking forward to a truly inspirational day at Cranfield for their annual VentureDay this week. I’m exciting to be running a session on Succession, entitled ‘Inside Out and Outside In’  With an…

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  • Launch of the IFB NxG Leadership Programme

    Friday, March 28th, 2014

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    I’m excited to be launching and leading the Next Generation Leadership Programme for the Institute for Family Business, later on today.

    After much planning and preparation, this interactive  programme, will take a group of aspiring leaders on an amazing leadership journey over…

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  • Learning from the masters: The secrets of long term success

    Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

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    Tuesday 4 March 2014,
    Mayfair Hotel, London

    We’ve all heard the statistic that only 13% of family business transition down to the 3rd generation. So what are the secrets of long term success?

    At the Great British Family Business Conference, I…

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  • Student inspiration

    Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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    A great day today at Henley Business School teaching about succession as part of the Family Business MBA Elective. It’s reassuring to know the future of some significant family businesses are going to be in great hands. I hope I have…

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