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March 17, 2010

The perils of owning and managing a family business are a regular feature of www.campdenFB.com, writes Katie Barker. Sibling rivalry, a lack of succession planning and leaders who are unable to let go are just some of the problems that can result in family feuds, PR catastrophes or even the sale of the business

The perils of owning and managing a family business are a regular feature of www.campdenFB.com, writes Katie Barker. Sibling rivalry, a lack of succession planning and leaders who are unable to let go are just some of the problems that can result in family feuds, PR catastrophes or even the sale of the business.

March 11, 2010

Family-owned whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail has today unveiled the world’s oldest bottled single malt whisky.

Family-owned whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail has today unveiled the world's oldest bottled single malt whisky.

March 10, 2010

Galahad Clark’s ancestors have been making shoes since the 1830s. You could say he’s following in his forefathers’ footsteps with his new venture. It’s just he’s doing it without any shoes on, writes Claire Adler

Galahad Clark's ancestors have been making shoes since the 1830s. You could say he's following in his forefathers' footsteps with his new venture. It's just he's doing it without any shoes on, writes Claire Adler.

January 7, 2010

Those seeking privacy and luxury usually opt to rent a private island, but increasingly, adventurous travellers want more than just sun, sand and sea and for them Stockman's Camp offers the prefect getaway, writes Margie Goldsmith

Those seeking privacy and luxury usually opt to rent a private island, but increasingly, adventurous travellers want more than just sun, sand and sea. Many prefer a wilderness experience, but in the past, that has entailed roughing it. Not any more.

December 4, 2009

South Africa’s Karoo region is host to many wild animals, including the cheetah. Sarah Tompkins tells Margie Goldsmith how she is building a family legacy in the open wilderness

Sarah Tompkins, co-owner of Samara Private Game Reserve in South Africa's Karoo wilderness, stands on top of Kondoa Mountain, which looks out on the plains of Camedoo in the Eastern Cape. It is a cloudless day and one can see out as far as 250 kilometers. Nearby, thundering black wildebeest herds dart across the grass. But Sarah is looking only 20 yards away, where two male cheetahs stare back disinterestedly at her and a guide. It is shortly after sunrise. The two cheetahs have just woken up and they won't move till the sun has warmed them.

December 4, 2009

Against the background of a flailing economy, third generation jewellers Aaron Basha are bucking the trend. Claire Adler meets president Sasson Basha and finds out how he’s riding the wave in style

Aaron Basha, also known as the godfather of charms, started his training early. His mother was a jeweller to kings and queens and between the ages of nine and 12, Aaron routinely accompanied her to private meetings in a bevy of royal harems.

December 4, 2009

Rodrigo Amaral meets the sixth-generation CEO behind one of Spain’s most successful family companies and examines the role an iconic symbol has played in its growth

One of the most recognisable symbols of Spain is the black bull. Whether it towers over stretches of roads, shouts out from the pages of national newspapers or is found with increasing regularity on a vast range of tourist souvenirs, it communicates a clear message about the values of Spain and its people. However, what is less well known is that the famous bull was created in 1956 by the family-owned Osborne group to publicise a brandy marque.

December 1, 2009

When five British sailors were captured by Iran’s navy last week, it was not only their families who were worried. Andrew Pindar OBE, the fourth-generation chairman of leading print and electronic media company Pindar, is the founder of the project that could inadvertently lead to an international incident.

When five British sailors were captured by Iran's navy last week, it was not only their families who were worried. Andrew Pindar OBE (pictured), the fourth-generation chairman of leading print and electronic media company Pindar, is the founder of the project that could inadvertently lead to an international incident.

October 7, 2009

The PPR Group, owned by the France-based Pinault family, announced today the latest in a series of moves intended to refocus the group on the luxury consumer goods industry.

The PPR Group, owned by the France-based Pinault family, announced today the latest in a series of moves intended to refocus the group on the luxury consumer goods industry.

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