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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.

June 1, 2003

Jo Macsween comes from a family of haggis aficionados. Macsween of Edinburgh Ltd has been making handmade haggis since 1953 and is currently run by the third generation, Jo and her brother, James. Established initially as retail butchers, the business undertook a certain amount of manufacturing of meat products, including the now famous haggis. In 1996, the business relocated to the world’s first custom-built haggis factory just outside Edinburgh, enabling Macsween to continue producing high quality haggis and meet the ever increasing, world-wide demand

Jo Macsween comes from a family of haggis aficionados. Macsween of Edinburgh Ltd has been making handmade haggis since 1953 and is currently run by the third generation, Jo and her brother, James. Established initially as retail butchers, the business undertook a certain amount of manufacturing of meat products, including the now famous haggis. In 1996, the business relocated to the world's first custom-built haggis factory just outside Edinburgh, enabling Macsween to continue producing high quality haggis and meet the ever increasing, world-wide demand

June 1, 2003

I feel very proud when I manage to help my clients incorporate different perspectives when making their decisions. Narrowmindedness is one of the greatest threats to family business

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

I feel very proud when I manage to help my clients incorporate different perspectives when making their decisions. Narrowmindedness is one of the greatest threats to family business

June 1, 2003

Big business or big bucks is the choice presented to a family business through mergers and acquisitions, depending on how it views its future. Melanie Stern explains how the challenges faced by this sector proves that size has never mattered more in either case

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Big business or big bucks is the choice presented to a family business through mergers and acquisitions, depending on how it views its future. Melanie Stern explains how the challenges faced by this sector proves that size has never mattered more in either case

June 1, 2003

At a time when banks are increasingly cautious about lending money, the stock market can be an attractive alternative source of capital for a family business – and, explains Georges van Erck, an IPO need not mean the family loses control of the business

Georges van Erck is Managing Director at JPMorgan, London. He has more than 30 years of investment banking experience, most of which have been spent providing corporate finance services to family-owned companies.

At a time when banks are increasingly cautious about lending money, the stock market can be an attractive alternative source of capital for a family business – and, explains Georges van Erck, an IPO need not mean the family loses control of the business

June 1, 2003

A family business that is mindful of the need for proper planning, monitoring and maintenance of legal issues will ultimately be more profitable and successful over the long-term

Patricia Angus is a lawyer and consultant to high net worth families on governance and philanthropic planning. She is President of Angus Advisory Group LLC in New York, USA.

A family business that is mindful of the need for proper planning, monitoring and maintenance of legal issues will ultimately be more profitable and successful over the long-term

June 1, 2003

Pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim employed its former tax principal to see its next generation into leadership. FIB examines Dr Heribert Johann’s unusual role as the first non-family chairman of the shareholders’ committee and next generation mentor

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim employed its former tax principal to see its next generation into leadership. FIB examines Dr Heribert Johann's unusual role as the first non-family chairman of the shareholders' committee and next generation mentor

June 1, 2003

Precious metals trader Heraeus is no stranger to change, but the internal and external challenges of the next year will provide the 153-year old company with its most potent opportunity to shine

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Precious metals trader Heraeus is no stranger to change, but the internal and external challenges of the next year will provide the 153-year old company with its most potent opportunity to shine

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