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October 14, 2016

Before plans for a second Scottish independence referendum are prepared for release next week in the wake of Britain’s controversial vote to leave the European Union, a national consultancy dedicated to supporting family businesses has set-up a Scottish base in Edinburgh.

Before plans for a second Scottish independence referendum are prepared for release next week in the wake of Britain’s controversial vote to leave the European Union, a national consultancy dedicated to supporting family businesses has set-up a Scottish base in Edinburgh.

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.

 

 

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December 17, 2015

For all the attention climate receives, another environmental crisis – the sixth great extinction – receives relatively less airtime. Jessica Tasman-Jones met with philanthropists seeking to protect and restore the balance of nature – from the Scottish Highlands to Patagonia

This article appeared in the Autumn issue of CampdenFO. Not long after the magazine went to print Doug Tompkins, whose foundation is mentioned in the text and whose wife, Kris, was interviewed for the article, died suddenly in a kayaking accident. Despite being a serial entrepreneur (he founded The North Face and co-founded Esprit), his philanthropy and commitment to conservation is one of the greatest legacies he leaves behind.

February 27, 2015

Scotland’s Baxter Food Group, known for its soups and chutneys, has returned to the sole charge of fourth-gen businesswoman Audrey Baxter, following the sudden departure of a non-family chief executive.

Scotland’s Baxter Food Group, known for its soups and chutneys, has returned to the sole charge of fourth-gen businesswoman Audrey Baxter, following the sudden departure of a non-family chief executive.

Baxter, who has been chairwoman since 2002, will take over from Bill King, who had been chief executive since 2009 and joined the company in 2002.

The announcement coincided with the release of the company’s 2014 results, and news that it has acquired US convenience food and military ration company Wornick.

September 17, 2014

The Scottish independence referendum appears to have created uncertainty for many family businesses north of the border, according to one specialist in the sector. And whether or not the country decides to go it alone it seems there will be significant changes for Scottish family businesses. 

The Scottish independence referendum appears to have created uncertainty for many family businesses north of the border, according to one specialist in the sector. And whether or not the country decides to go it alone it seems there will be significant changes for Scottish family businesses. 

Gary Deans, head of family business at the UK branch of KPMG, said investment and hiring decisions have already been put on hold while companies wait to see what the future political landscape might hold.

April 16, 2013

Whether you fancy Sri Lanka or Loch Lomond, there are plenty of top-notch getaways to enjoy the sunshine. 

Whether you fancy Sri Lanka or Loch Lomond, there are plenty of top-notch getaways to enjoy the sunshine.   

HIGHLAND FLING
Stuckgowan House
Loch Lomond, UK

April 1, 2013

After upheavals in the family fortune, Murray Capital, a Scottish family office, is using the direct approach to ensure a lasting legacy for future generations.

David Murray wants to make sure future generations of the Murray family are left a legacy. So he’s ensuring a large part of the family fortune is being invested in businesses with long-term prospects. As he would no doubt agree, earnings from traditional manufacturing companies with strong cash flows, much of it earned in international markets, are a good way of guaranteeing that legacy.

January 6, 2012

For most people, Christmas is over, presents have been given and received, the traditional mince pies long eaten, and January blues have set in. But one Scottish family business will likely still be in good spirits, thanks to its now-famous Scotch pies.

For most people, Christmas is over, presents have been given and received, the traditional mince pies long eaten, and January blues have set in. But one Scottish family business will likely still be in good spirits, thanks to its now-famous Scotch pies.

John G Renicks, a butcher shop in Galloway in south-western Scotland, has been crowned the World Scotch Pie Champion at the 13-year-old annual competition, fighting off almost 90 other rivals.

November 1, 2005

Martin Stepek has been deeply committed to green politics most of his adult life. He tells Scott McCulloch about his new challenge and why he is determined to give Scottish family businesses an effective and independent voice

Scott McCulloch is editor of Families in Business.

Martin Stepek has been deeply committed to green politics most of his adult life. He tells Scott McCulloch about his new challenge and why he is determined to give Scottish family businesses an effective and independent voice

Scottish Family Business Association head honcho Martin Stepek's impressive career in advocacy and green politics  stands him in excellent stead for this demanding post.

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