On 16th June at the Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, DCU NCFB in association with University College Cork hosted an event for Family Businesses, their first since November 2019.
It was great to meet people in person. The event was opened by Professor Colm O’Gorman, Executive Dean, DCU Business School.
On 4th May the NCFB hosted its first event of the year. Building on the Centre’s webinar launch of “Surviving a Crisis as a Family Business” on 25/01/2021, this conference will focus on sourcing and retaining talent within a Family Businesses.
This conference provided the attendees with insights on how family values and purpose are the key ingredients in fostering talent in your Family Business are to the longevity and success of their Family Business.
On 14th December our webinar provided insights on how “seeking out advice and support from outside the family” is important to the success and longevity of their Family Business.
Dr. Eric Clinton, Director, NCFB was joined by Thomas Kerrigan, Managing Director, Niall Kerrigan & Sons Ltd., John Madigan, Head of Marketing, Research, Finance and Operations Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) and Lorraine Greene, is the Head of SME Market Engagement at AIB Bank.
On Friday October 22nd, we were thrilled to host our Annual Conference – Compassionate Leadership Driving Successful Irish Family Businesses. Available to watch online, viewers were educated on the role compassion can play at a leadership level in Irish Family Firms. Hosted by the serial entrepreneur, Gavin Duffy, our speakers explored their family experiences and learnings from leadership positions, alongside industry leaders and established academics.
The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us many lessons. The pandemic has afforded many family businesses the opportunity to take a step back to review, reflect and plan.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Brian Harney, HRM, DCU. Brian provided a more detailed insight into Strategic Planning which may help family businesses as they continue to navigate the global health pandemic, Brexit, and the ongoing economic challenges.
Robert Warnock, Head of SME Banking, AIB Bank discussed the importance of having a strategy to survive in a period of crisis.
Marked the first all-island study of family-run businesses in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The study, a cross-border collaboration between Dublin City University and Ulster University, followed the progress of family businesses from the onset of the Covid-19 crisis in mid-March 2020 until November 2020. Data was collected across this seven-month period with input from 251 family business owners, managers, and employees. A robust best-practice research design was implemented, resulting in evidence-based findings that are generalisable to the Irish family business population.
On 22/10/2020 we hosted “Family Business for the Future” .
Centre Director Eric Clinton made an exciting announcement as he launched an Exec Ed programme tailored for family businesses – ‘Family Business Continuity – sustaining the family across generations’.
On the 19/09/2020 we hosted “Innovation – the key to success and longevity in family business”.
On the 17/06/2020 we hosted “Lockdown to Recovery“.
On the 25/05/2020 we hosted “Communication in Family Business – the cornerstone to successful re-opening”.
The final instalment of our ‘Family Business Values Roadshow’ for the year 2019 visited Limerick on Thursday 28 th November 2019. The roadshow took place in the infamous five-star Savoy Hotel on Henry Street, named after the former cinema theatre, and was hosted by the National Centre for Family Business and supporting partners PwC, Beauchamps and AIB.
On the 24/09/2019 we hosted “Protecting the Future of Your Family Business”.
AIB’s Head of Customer Financial Planning, Michael Cosgrave, opened the AIB Family Business – Protecting Your Future seminar with a series of questions that present unique challenges to family business owners. Cosgrave encouraged attendees to prepare for the unknown, particularly challenges that can damage family business and cause profound impact on the personal lives of stakeholders. According to Cosgrave, financial planning can offset the severe impact of unpredictable events on the structural and financial security of the family business.
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