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September 24, 2013

A Canadian chocolatier that has been in the hands of its current owners for 50 years has been recognised for entrepreneurial achievement over successive generations.

A Canadian chocolatier that has been in the hands of its current owners for 50 years has been recognised for entrepreneurial achievement over successive generations.

Purdy's Chocolatiers will be presented with the Ernst & Young Family Business Award of Excellence for the Pacific region at a ceremony to be held next week.

October 31, 2011

Leading family firm Firmenich, a Swiss-based fragrance creator, has been named the winner of the 16th annual IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award. 

Leading family firm Firmenich, a Swiss-based fragrance creator, has been named the winner of the 16th annual IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award.

The company, which is in its fourth generation and was founded in 1895 by Philippe Chuit, was awarded the prize at the 22nd Summit of the Family Business Network International in Singapore, which took place from 27 to 29 October.

October 4, 2010

Odebrecht, a Brazilian family group specialising in construction, engineering and petrochemicals, was the recipient of the top prize at the annual IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award.

Odebrecht, a Brazilian family group specialising in construction, engineering and petrochemicals, was the recipient of the top prize at the annual IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award.
 
The judges said Odebrecht was chosen because of the common approach that guides all of the group's activities and the cultural and ethical values on which such activities are based.
 

December 4, 2009

The Perkins family never set out to start the biggest chain of opticians in the UK, they set out to start the best, as second-generation managing director John Perkins tells Marc Smith

The theory, increasingly heard, that family businesses should forget all the negative economic headlines and seek out opportunities to expand or diversify is all well and good if you have the capacity and know where to look. Often, however, you cannot accurately predict where or when such chances will arise. As the UK-based Perkins family found out back in 1984, sometimes opportunities come out of the blue.

December 3, 2009

There are reasons why the 12th-generation business famous for its pharmaceutical products is one of the most successful family businesses in the world reports Marc Smith

Merck Group, the Germany-based pharmaceutical and chemical company, was awarded the 14th annual IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award in October in recognition of the business' pioneering spirit and encouragement of the next generation.

The company, which has roots dating back to 1668, is the oldest in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Today, Merck employs 33,000 people in 60 countries and recorded 2008 revenues of €7.6 billion.

October 5, 2009

The Merck Group, a German pharmaceutical and chemical company, has won the 14th annual IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award in recognition of the business’ pioneering spirit and encouragement of the next generation.

The Merck Group, a German pharmaceutical and chemical company, has won the 14th annual IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award in recognition of the business' pioneering spirit and encouragement of the next generation.
 
The company, now in its 12th generation of family ownership, is a world leader in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. It employs 33,000 people in 60 countries and had 2008 revenues of €7.6 billion.
 

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