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October 18, 2012

The Argentinian empire founded by an accidental immigrant is an international player, thanks to its charismatic patriarch. CampdenFB speaks to the man behind one of the fastest growing family businesses in the world.

Enrique Pescarmona is a man who likes numbers. So much so that when asked what he thinks of people who are sceptical of wind farms and hydro power, the head of Argentinian energy business Impsa quickly asks for the loan of a pen and paper and begins scribbling down a series of figures. “It is easy to talk, but most people don’t like to put numbers to things,” he says. “But you cannot fool with numbers.”

July 31, 2012

Bond Street in London’s West End is awash with bunting. Hung from one side of the street to the other, Union Jacks are blowing in a gentle breeze. This is London’s year – and Bond Street, famed the world over for its high-end stores, is in a celebratory mood. So too is family business Boodles. 

Bond Street in London’s West End is awash with bunting. Hung from one side of the street to the other, Union Jacks are blowing in a gentle breeze. This is London’s year – and Bond Street, famed the world over for its high-end stores, is in a celebratory mood.

July 24, 2012

Ask anyone what products they associate Switzerland with and they would probably mention cuckoo clocks, Swiss army knives and watches, but also chocolate. Indeed, some of the best chocolate in the world.

Ask anyone what products they associate Switzerland with and they would probably mention cuckoo clocks, Swiss army knives and watches, but also chocolate. Indeed, some of the best chocolate in the world.

The country produces some 175,000 tonnes of the sweet stuff, and standing at the top of this chocolate mountain, as big as any Swiss alp, in terms of quality is the 175-year-old family business Confiserie Spruengli.

July 12, 2012

Ferragamo is one of the world’s most iconic fashion brands. It’s also one of Italy’s greatest family businesses. CampdenFB speaks to Ferruccio Ferragamo about the family, the business and the luxury market.

June 14, 2012

The story of French investment group Wendel is as good as any case study of a family business converting to an investment group. CampdenFB speaks to Ernest-Antoine Seilliere, the group’s charismatic chairman.

Ernest-Antoine Seilliere doesn’t like rogue family shareholders. In fact, the chairman of Wendel, one of France’s pre-eminent investment groups, was so incensed about the issue that he wrote a book about it.

June 6, 2012

Brazil’s family business sector is largely composed of small-sized firms – only 15% of the country’s family businesses are large. But this is likely to change as rapid growth, despite a slowdown in 2011, has made Brazil’s economy bigger than the UK’s. CampdenFB takes a look at some of the leading Brazilian family businesses in an interactive graphic.

Brazil’s family business sector is largely composed of small-sized firms – only 15% of the country’s family businesses are large, according to consulting firm DS Consultoria Empresarial e Educacional. But this is likely to change as rapid growth, despite a slowdown in 2011, has made Brazil’s economy bigger than the UK’s. CampdenFB takes a look at some of the leading Brazilian family businesses in an interactive graphic below.

May 31, 2012

Nicolas Bouckaert is the head of his family’s carpet-making business, Beaulieu of America. But that hasn’t stopped him being an entrepreneur.

Nicolas Bouckaert is the head of his family’s carpet-making business, Beaulieu of America. But that hasn’t stopped him being an entrepreneur.

I wanted an opportunity to get some outside experience – get my feet wet really – before jumping into the family business. It is more valuable to learn by doing things on your own. You will make mistakes, sure, but you learn from them – it is just a different type of learning that you may not get by going directly into the family company.

May 29, 2012

CampdenFB has produced a detailed list of the top 100 family businesses in Europe, which shows just how crucial these companies are to the region's economy. Their combined revenues make up nearly 14% of the European Union’s GDP.

The importance of family businesses to the European economy cannot by underestimated. They are essential to growth and employment creation throughout the world’s biggest economic area. CampdenFB has produced a list of the top 100 family businesses in the region, which shows just how crucial these businesses are to Europe’s economy. Their combined revenues have reached more than €1.8 trillion in 2011, that’s nearly 14% of the European Union’s GDP.

May 24, 2012

If there has ever been a story of perseverance and determination in a family business then it must be that of Marilyn Carlson Nelson. CampdenFB reports on a remarkable story.

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