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January 1, 2007

With a vision to make all their customers‘ "dreams come true”, Ferretti Group has, over the last 40 years, succeeded in becoming one of the world‘s leading yacht makers. Marc Smith explores what‘s on offer – and who‘s spoiling themselves

Marc Smith is deputy editor of Families in Business.

With a vision to make all their customers' "dreams come true", Ferretti Group has, over the last 40 years, succeeded in becoming one of the world's leading yacht makers. Marc Smith explores what's on offer – and who's spoiling themselves

November 1, 2006

Nowadays as famous for its hats as its horses, Royal Ascot, one of the world’s premiere sporting events and a who’s who of horse-racing, represents a thriving commercial success for a meeting that still retains its royal roots, says Mark Dye

Mark Dye is a freelance journalist based in London.

Nowadays as famous for its hats as its horses, Royal Ascot, one of the world's premiere sporting events and a who's who of horse-racing, represents a thriving commercial success for a meeting that still retains its royal roots, says Mark Dye

Royal Ascot is a truly international phenomenon, a colourful extravaganza that has retained its place at the top of the British social and racing calendar for nearly 300 years. Few sporting events can claim such a rich history and even fewer such commercial prominence.

September 1, 2006

In the past ten years, cocktails have made a comeback – and it’s in no small part due to a spirits company with ten generations behind it. Suzy Bibko talks unconventional marketing with the Nolet family and how it has paid off in the success of their Ketel One Vodka

Suzy Bibko  is editor of Families in Business.

In the past ten years, cocktails have made a comeback – and it's in no small part due to a spirits company with ten generations behind it. Suzy Bibko talks unconventional marketing with the Nolet family and how it has paid off in the success of their Ketel One Vodka

September 1, 2006

Howard Coffin had a vision – Sea Island was the perfect location to build the most luxurious resort in the country. He didn’t live to realise his dream, but fourth generation member Bill Jones III carries the mantle. It’s a hard job but someone has to do it... discovers Suzy Bibko

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

Howard Coffin had a vision – Sea Island was the perfect location to build the most luxurious resort in the country. He didn't live to realise his dream, but fourth generation member Bill Jones III carries the mantle. It's a hard job but someone has to do it... discovers Suzy Bibko

May 1, 2006

Mondovino
Directed by Jonathan Nossiter (documentary)
Produced by: Diaphana Films, Goatworks Films, Les Films de la Croisade, Ricardo Preve Films

Christine Harland is director of Camden Writers. www.camdenwriters.com

Mondovino
Directed by Jonathan Nossiter (documentary)
Produced by: Diaphana Films, Goatworks Films, Les Films de la Croisade, Ricardo Preve Films

It is easy to like the people we first meet in this film, people like Yvonne Hégoburu who transferred her love and affection to the grapes on her six hectares of land in the French Pyrénées after her husband died.

November 1, 2005

Dirty tricks, legal battles, secrets and lies. The America’s Cup has had them all and it started as a challenge in 1851, when Lord Wilton invited America to join Prince Albert’s Great Exhibition race. Mark Dye finds the passions and rivalry have intensified with time

Mark Dye is a freelance journalist based in London. markjdye@gmail.com

Dirty tricks, legal battles, secrets and lies. The America's Cup has had them all and it started as a challenge in 1851, when Lord Wilton invited America to join Prince Albert's Great Exhibition race. Mark Dye finds the passions and rivalry have intensified with time

The challenge for the America's Cup over the years has been shrouded in controversy and mystery. The quest for the world's oldest trophy is sailing's Holy Grail. Indeed, the chase has often made angels and demons of those involved.

May 1, 2005

The world’s smartest homes can be technological wonders. From swish high-definition home cinemas to curtains that open at the touch of a screen. Ian Peel meets Eoghan McCarron whose company has wired homes from Barbados to Hong Kong and Dublin

Ian Peel is director of MCC International Ltd. www.mccint.com

The world's smartest homes can be technological wonders. From swish high-definition home cinemas to curtains that open at the touch of a screen. Ian Peel meets Eoghan McCarron whose company has wired homes from Barbados to Hong Kong and Dublin

Eoghan McCarron is the man behind thewhitehouse, a company that has equipped some of the wealthiest homes in the world. "In many respects my job resembles that of the traditional architect," says McCarron.

May 1, 2005

Divorce can throw everything out of kilter, especially if one partner insists on taking a chunk of the family business as part of a settlement. Andrew Drake outlines the issues, examines the implications and urges caution when considering a settlement

Andrew Drake is a partner at Penningtons Solicitors LLP. www.penningtons.co.uk

Divorce can throw everything out of kilter, especially if one partner insists on taking a chunk of the family business as part of a settlement. Andrew Drake outlines the issues, examines the implications and urges caution when considering a settlement

May 1, 2005

Divorce is not only a major personal trauma, it can also be amplified by the complexities and sensitivities surrounding settlements. Michael Drake suggests that although unpredictable, it is possible for the outcome to be satisfactory to all affected parties

Michael Drake is co-author of Divorce and the Family Business, published by Jordans

Divorce is not only a major personal trauma, it can also be amplified by the complexities and sensitivities surrounding settlements. Michael Drake suggests that although unpredictable, it is possible for the outcome to be satisfactory to all affected parties

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