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April 22, 2021

A third-generation successor turned adviser and author says the fate of his family business could have been “radically different” if he had been humbler as its principal.

A third-generation successor turned adviser and author says the fate of his family business could have been “radically different” if he had been humbler as its principal.

David C Bentall worked for 20 years in his family’s major Canadian business, Dominion Construction, including seven years as its president and chief executive. During his tenure as principal, the business doubled in size to $240 million in sales.

October 20, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has hit public finances like a war. Across the world governments have scrambled to offset the economic and social impact of the virus. Huge, and necessary, rises in public spending have pushed government deficits to levels not seen since the two world wars of the 20th century.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit public finances like a war. Across the world governments have scrambled to offset the economic and social impact of the virus. Huge, and necessary, rises in public spending have pushed government deficits to levels not seen since the two world wars of the 20th century.

The numbers are enormous: UK government debt now tops £2 trillion (1). whilst the US owes an eye watering $26 trillion (2). The picture is similar across Europe with many other countries also seeing debt/GDP ratios rising to over 100% (3).

January 30, 2020

If you listen closely to leading business figures from Asia, you get a sense for their economic fears and expectations. After visiting a leadership summit in Singapore, I am ever more convinced that we will be facing a new global Cold War, which will be fought over technology dominance. Europe needs to prepare for that.

If you listen closely to leading business figures from Asia, you get a sense for their economic fears and expectations. After visiting a leadership summit in Singapore, I am ever more convinced that we will be facing a new global Cold War, which will be fought over technology dominance. Europe needs to prepare for that.

November 11, 2014

On 11 November 1918, the Great War came to end. CampdenFB takes a look at the way it impacted five family businesses that are still in existence today.

On 11 November 1918, the Great War came to end. CampdenFB takes a look at the way it impacted five family businesses that are still in existence today.

Called for service
Fellowes Inc, US

Fellowes Inc has diversified into all types of office products today, but it started as a simple file box company back in 1917. Founded by Walter Nickel, the business was sold when he was called up for service in the First World War.

April 1, 2002

To succeed in business and be able to compete with the government and foreign investment, family businesses in Brazil need to concentrate on modernisation and educating future generations

To succeed in business and be able to compete with the government and foreign investment, family businesses in Brazil need to concentrate on modernisation and educating future generations

Family business has played a prominent role in Brazil from the 16th century to the present day. However, privatisation and globalisation have seriously affected the success and overall prevalence of family businesses.

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