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Berry Bros & Rudd

May 22, 2018

Geordie Willis, next-gen creative director at 320-year-old wine merchant and royal supplier Berry Bros & Rudd, spoke to Alexandra Newlove about being benevolently cast out, his grandfather’s love of screw-cap merlot, and why two families can be better than one.

Geordie Willis, next-gen creative director at 320-year-old wine merchant and royal supplier Berry Bros & Rudd, spoke to Alexandra Newlove about being benevolently cast out, his grandfather’s love of screw-cap merlot, and why two families can be better than one.

Geordie Willis had been working in the cellars of his family’s iconic wine business for several years when one day, his uncle—then the chairman of Berry Bros & Rudd—called him upstairs.

November 16, 2017

In a world where public trust in businesses and other institutions is rapidly declining, family-owned companies are in a unique position to communicate and capitalise on their brands and values. Alexandra Newlove reports

In a world where public trust in businesses and other institutions is rapidly declining, family-owned companies are in a unique position to communicate and capitalise on their brands and values. Alexandra Newlove reports

August 31, 2017

Berry Bros & Rudd has quenched thirsts since 1698. Now, 319 years later, a wave of corporate governance changes is setting it up for the next three centuries. Peter Crush reports.

Berry Bros & Rudd has quenched thirsts since 1698. Now, 319 years later, a wave of corporate governance changes is setting it up for the next three centuries. Peter Crush reports

Every so often you catch glimpses of the fact Simon Berry really wanted to be an actor.

“This building [3 St James Street, London] dates to the 1530s,” he explains with vim, gesticulating flamboyantly at his surroundings.

June 21, 2017

Starhotels has taken out the top award at the sixth annual European Families in Business Awards, presented in Prague on 20 June.

Starhotels has taken out the top award at the sixth annual European Families in Business Awards, presented in Prague on 20 June.

October 21, 2011

They were all founded between 1535 and 1728, but the UK's 10 oldest family businesses are showing no signs of ageing, such as slowing down. 

They were all founded between 1535 and 1728, but the UK's 10 oldest family businesses are showing no signs of ageing, such as slowing down.

Instead, companies like RJ Balson and Son show impressive levels of stability and longevity, according to a study by the Institute for Family Business.

July 1, 2006

Family businesses are increasingly being forced to look outside the family when recruiting the next generation of management. Grant Gordon discusses the results of a survey from the last IFB conference which reveals that family businesses are still an attractive option

Grant Gordon is Director General, Institute for Family Business (UK). www.ifb.org.uk

Family businesses are increasingly being forced to look outside the family when recruiting the next generation of management. Grant Gordon discusses the results of a survey from the last IFB conference which reveals that family businesses are still an attractive option

March 1, 2004

Wine has long been a popular collectible and investment – but do nothing without competent advice in this expert’s market, says Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Wine has long been a popular collectible and investment – but do nothing without competent advice in this expert's market, says Melanie Stern

When one thinks of wine, images of wealthy chateaux owners in southern France springs to mind, walking barefoot over slate kitchen floors, a cellar-full of vintage Bordeaux quietly gathering dust.

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