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June 18, 2014

The winners of the European Families in Business Awards 2014, in association with Societe Generale Private Banking, have been announced. Take a look at the achievements of CampdenFB's shortlisted candidates.

UK retail family business Pentland Group has been awarded the top honour at the 2014 CampdenFB European Families in Business Awards in Barcelona.

February 10, 2011

The year has started on a positive note for family-controlled carmakers, with BMW, Audi and Peugeot Citroen reporting a rise in sales. Helped by surging demand not just in emerging markets, but also the developed world, it has raised hopes that the worst of recession may be running its course for the automobile sector.

The year has started on a positive note for family-controlled carmakers, with BMW, Audi and Peugeot Citroen reporting a rise in sales. Helped by surging demand not just in emerging markets, but also the developed world, it has raised hopes that the worst of recession may be running its course for the automobile sector.

March 19, 2009

The reporting season is upon us, and the news emerging from the world’s family-owned car makers is grim. BMW recently reported a full-year loss of €718 million, PSA PeugeotCitroen announced a net loss of €343 million while Ford reported a loss of $14.6 billion.

The reporting season is upon us, and the news emerging from the world's family-owned car makers is grim writes Jane Simms. BMW recently reported a full-year loss before tax and interest of €718 million, much worse than the market had predicted. PSA PeugeotCitroen announced a net loss of €343 million and has been forced to accept a government bailout.

Ford reported a loss of $14.6 billion last year, the biggest in its 105-year history. Even Toyota is expected to announce its first net loss in six decades when it reports on its financial year ending 31st March.

March 10, 2009

Susanne Klatten, an heiress to the BMW-owning Quandt family’s fortune, has been spared humiliation in a German court after the man who seduced her confessed to extortion.

Susanne Klatten, an heiress to the BMW-owning Quandt family's fortune, has been spared humiliation in a German court after the man who seduced her confessed to extortion.

Helg Sgarbi, a Swiss national, has been jailed for six years after he admitted blackmailing Klatten (pictured). The former banker also seduced a number of other wealthy European women claiming he was a secret agent working for the Swiss government.

November 2, 2007

A film about the Quandt family has highlighted an issue that has affected some German family businesses through the decades – a history of Nazi involvement. William Boston looks at how and why these businesses are held accountable for the actions of their forefathers

William Boston is a freelance journalist based in Germany.

A film about the Quandt family has highlighted an issue that has affected some German family businesses through the decades – a history of Nazi involvement. William Boston looks at how and why these businesses are held accountable for the actions of their forefathers

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