About us

Family firms account for a staggering 69% of private enterprise in Scotland and produce 45% of the UK’s GDP. Family businesses are therefore an important source of employment and wealth-creation. They are also vital to the survival and well-being of local communities. 

Family businesses dominate the Scottish economy yet have no voice. There is no official recognition of this very important sector.

Family businesses and business families need support, education, training and professional advice specific to their distinctive model of business, to help them to realise their full potential for the benefit of the economy and communities of Scotland and beyond. 

We aim to:

  • Promote the positive aspects of family businesses and their contribution to Scotland; 
  • Help Scottish family businesses understand their unique model of business and provide information and support to assist the implementation of best practice business models, whatever stage of development the family business is at; 
  • Mobilise all of the key elements of support required by family business and business families including information, networking, education and training; 
  • Provide a hub for all business families in Scotland to find out what support and information is available. 

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