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June 13, 2013

Amancio Ortega's Inditex struggled to match last year's growth in the first quarter of its fiscal 2013, H&M's second quarter sales shrank, while Remy Cointreau posted strong results. 

Amancio Ortega's Inditex struggled to match last year's growth in the first quarter of its fiscal 2013, H&M's second quarter sales shrank, while Remy Cointreau posted strong results.

June 10, 2013

The winners of the Families in Business Awards, in association with Societe GenPrivateBanking, are soon to be announced, so take a look at the achievements of CampdenFB's shortlisted candidates. 

The award ceremony will take place on 11 June, at the Cercle National des Armées, in Paris.
 

The winners of the Families in Business Awards, in association with Societe Generale Private Banking, are soon to be announced, so take a look at the achievements of CampdenFB's shortlisted candidates.

The award ceremony will take place tomorrow, 11 June, at the Cercle National des Armées, in Paris.

 

 

May 14, 2013

A number of big family-controlled businesses have signed an agreement to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza textile factory that killed more than 1000 workers. 

A number of big family-controlled businesses have signed an agreement to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza textile factory that killed more than 1000 workers.

March 25, 2013

Some of Europe’s best-known family businesses reported a mixed bag of results recently, with the luxury groups unsurprisingly notching up the highest growth.

Some of Europe’s best-known family businesses reported a mixed bag of results recently, with the luxury groups unsurprisingly notching up the highest growth.

Wates

January 30, 2013

More financial results have come in for 2012, with the profits of family-controlled H&M, Fiat and Ford buffeted by Europe's continuing economic problems. Meanwhile, Associated British Foods – run by the Westons – had a strong start to 2013.

More financial results have come in for 2012, with the profits of family-controlled H&M, Fiat and Ford buffeted by Europe's continuing economic problems. Meanwhile, Associated British Foods – run by the Westons – had a strong start to 2013. 

October 15, 2012

It’s been a good start to the week for two family businesses in Europe, with logistics company Kuehne+Nagel and fashion retailer H&M posting revenue increases, while agricultural giant Cargill recently saw its profits grow by 300%.

It’s been a good start to the week for two family businesses in Europe, with logistics company Kuehne+Nagel and fashion retailer H&M posting revenue increases, while agricultural giant Cargill recently saw its profits grow by 300%.

Switzerland-based Kuehne+Nagel said on 15 October that revenues rose by 12.4% to CHF3.9 billion (€3.2 billion) during the quarter to 30 September. This was mainly thanks to good performances at the company’s seafreight and airfreight divisions.

October 1, 2012

From British car dealer Arnold Clark Automobiles to fashion retailers Hennes & Mauritz and Prada, a number of family businesses in Europe have recently posted positive financial results, while Italian carmaker Fiat has seen its sales in the continent drop. 

From British car dealer Arnold Clark Automobiles to fashion retailers Hennes & Mauritz and Prada, a number of family businesses in Europe have recently posted positive financial results, while Italian carmaker Fiat has seen its sales in the continent drop.

Glasgow-based Arnold Clark, which is controlled by the founding Clark family, said on 28 September that its 2011 profits rose by 2.4% to £51.7 million (€64.7 million), compared to £50.5 million in 2010.

June 19, 2012

It may be a difficult period for the European economy, but three family businesses in the region have reported strong results – British conglomerate Bibby Line Group saw its annual profit rise by more than 50%, while rival fashion retailers Inditex and H&M posted strong quarterly results.

It may be a difficult period for the European economy, but three family businesses in the region have reported strong results – British conglomerate Bibby Line Group saw its annual profit rise by more than 50%, while rival fashion retailers Inditex and H&M posted strong quarterly results.

March 8, 2012

The top 20 richest people in the world are collectively worth $634 billion (€479 billion) and over half owe their fortunes to family businesses.

The top 20 richest people in the world are collectively worth $634 billion (€479 billion) and over half owe their fortunes to family businesses.

That’s according to the latest Forbes billionaires list, released on 7 March, which showed that 14 of the top 20 on the list had family-controlled groups responsible for their wealth.

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