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May 1, 2004

Cigars may be back in vogue but that’s of little concern to Villiger, the Swiss family business whose obsession with quality has elevated cigar production to an art form

Scott McCulloch is Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Cigars may be back in vogue but that's of little concern to Villiger, the Swiss family business whose obsession with quality has elevated cigar production to an art form

Before Monica Lewinsky put the cigar on the world map, it was something favoured by older men and tough gangsters – the likes of Al Capone, Tony Montana and Winston Churchill invariably flourished smouldering stogies.

March 1, 2004

Opening their doors to a group of young UK, Dutch and Swedish family business members in November Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate shared their formula for success. During the one-day visit, moderated by Professor Randel Carlock (INSEAD), they revealed how the owners had made some radical changes in order to ensure long-term success and sustainability for the family and their enterprise.

Grant Gordon is Director General for the Institute for Family Business (UK).

Opening their doors to a group of young UK, Dutch and Swedish family business members in November Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate shared their formula for success. During the one-day visit, moderated by Professor Randel Carlock (INSEAD), they revealed how the owners had made some radical changes in order to ensure long-term success and sustainability for the family and their enterprise.

September 1, 2003

Lausanne is widely acknowledged to be the family business capital of the world. With two major educational centres located there, IMD and the FBN, family businesses can feel assured that their educational and networking needs will all be met

Barbara Murray is Executive Director, the Family Business Network.
Joachim Schwass is Director, the IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Family Business Center.
John Ward is the Wild Group Professor of Family Business at IMD (Switzerland).

Lausanne is widely acknowledged to be the family business capital of the world. With two major educational centres located there, IMD and the FBN, family businesses can feel assured that their educational and networking needs will all be met

September 1, 2003

Despite competing with 75 other brands of water on the Swiss market, Pascal and Nicolas Rouges’ skill and motivation has made sure that Henniez is the second most consumed brand of water in the country

Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez is President and Founder of the Family Business Network Suisse Romande, and Associate of The Family Business Consulting Group.

Despite competing with 75 other brands of water on the Swiss market, Pascal and Nicolas Rouges' skill and motivation has made sure that Henniez is the second most consumed brand of water in the country

September 1, 2003

Robert and Alexander Barth discuss the natural progression of their business – and how they became one of the largest, and most respected, soft drinks companies in Switzerland

Suzy Bibko is Editor-in-Chief of Families in Business magazine.

Robert and Alexander Barth discuss the natural progression of their business – and how they became one of the largest, and most respected, soft drinks companies in Switzerland

September 1, 2003

It is Switzerland’s oldest and most revered chocolatier with an international reputation for excellence, but remains a one-town operation as part of its strategy to maintain exclusivity.

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

It is Switzerland's oldest and most revered chocolatier with an international reputation for excellence, but remains a one-town operation as part of its strategy to maintain exclusivity.

September 1, 2003

There are still very few women occupying the upper management levels in larger companies. Is this due to the difficulty in prioritising between business and family? Being part of a family business could offer a flexible coexistence of both

Franziska Müller Tiberini has her own consulting company for family business. She lives in Zurich, Switzerland.

There are still very few women occupying the upper management levels in larger companies. Is this due to the difficulty in prioritising between business and family? Being part of a family business could offer a flexible coexistence of both

"One is not born but becomes a woman."
– Simone de Beauvoir

September 1, 2003

Through its ongoing research surveys, Grant Thornton has examined family businesses in 26 countries around the world, exploring their views and concerns and providing a snapshot of over 8,700 business owners worldwide.

Carlo Marelli has been a member of the board and CEO of an internationally operating family business in Switzerland for many years and has gained extensive experience and knowledge, becoming a specialist in dealing with the specific issues that face family businesses.

January 1, 2002

The business of haute horlogerie is specialised and dominated by a small number of firms. Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Vice-President of Chopard, reveals how their family business has remained one of the leaders

When German jewellery- and watchmaker, Karl Scheufele, bought the small Chopard Swiss watchmaking firm in 1963, his intention was to develop a distinctive brand, while maintaining a tight control over the production process.

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