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September 12, 2019

The matriarch of UK family business Barbour says understated product upgrades and investment in talent are key in their global lifestyle brand’s longevity and sustainability over five generations.

The matriarch of UK family business Barbour says understated product upgrades and investment in talent are key in their global lifestyle brand’s longevity and sustainability over five generations.

September 19, 2018

Family businesses are on course to be led by more women, as responsibilities and wealth transfer to the next generation, and the dividends to society and the balance sheet are already clear.

Family businesses are on course to be led by more women, as responsibilities and wealth transfer to the next generation, and the dividends to society and the balance sheet are already clear.

While it is still far more common to see men at the top in family business, and the gender pay gap closes at a glacial pace, some research suggests that inequality is less acute within family-controlled companies than other businesses.

July 26, 2016

Tragedy led Dame Margaret Barbour into the family business – she joined the weatherproof garment company one month after the sudden death of her husband in 1968. In the five decades since, she has turned it into an international fashion label

Tragedy led Dame Margaret Barbour into the family business – she joined the weatherproof garment company one month after the sudden death of her husband in 1968. In the five decades since, she has turned it into an international fashion label – favoured by festival goers through to royalty. Her daughter, Helen, joins her at the helm.

 

 

FAMILY

October 8, 2012

Family-controlled fashion house Barbour’s saw its profit jump by more than 50% in 2011, while a number of other British family businesses have reported yearly revenue increases.

Family-controlled fashion house Barbour’s saw its profit jump by more than 50% in 2011, while a number of other British family businesses have reported yearly revenue increases.

In the UK, Barbour's, the fashion house famous for its iconic waxed coats, said its pre-tax profits jumped by 51% to £17 million (€21 million) in 2011.

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