Rome, 23 June 2015
Family businesses are crucial to the health of Europe's economy. They contribute more than 50% to the eurozone's private sector activity and are playing a crucial role in the recovery of many of the hard-pressed economies of the region.
In order to recognise this dynamic and vital sector, CampdenFB, in association with Societe Generale Private Banking, is holding the fourth annual European Families in Business Awards, after last year’s awards, which were held in Barcelona (click here for the 2014 winners).
This year the awards gala dinner will take place in Rome on 23 June – a fitting location to celebrate family businesses, given the significant role family businesses play in the Italian economy and society. Family-run enterprises comprise more than 90% of the private sector. Fiat, Italy's biggest family-controlled business in terms of revenues, is the biggest private sector employer in Italy (click here to read our interview with John Elkann).
The awards are held in conjunction with our European Families in Business Conference which is being chaired by Marco Lavazza, vice president and director at Lavazza. Among the high-profile family businesses speaking at the event are: Auchan Group, Marchesi de' Frescobaldi, Fendi and Lacoste.
Family-controlled businesses nurture the best virtues for successful enterprises: stability, longevity and sustainability. That is why we are acknowledging and celebrating the best family businesses, and their leaders.
Societe Generale Private Banking, is one of the leading private banks worldwide, with €116 billion of assets under management.* As the relationship-focused private bank at the heart of Societe Generale Group, Societe Generale Private Banking offers a unique expertise in wealth planning, structured product or investments advice to entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals.
Its 2,500 employees are active in 14 countries in 4 continents advising clients of hundred nationalities.
The expertise of its private banking teams is regularly recognised. In 2013 and 2014, Societe Generale Private Banking was voted:
· Best Private Bank in Western Europe for its Structured Products, for the 10th consecutive year (Euromoney 2014)
· Best Private Bank in France and Monaco (Euromoney 2013)
· Best Private Bank in Luxembourg – Highly Commended (Professional Wealth Management/The Banker 2013)
· European Private Bank – Best Wealth Planning Team (WealthBriefing 2013)
· Outstanding Wealth Planning and Trust Provider (Private Banker International 2013)
· Outstanding RM Training and Development Programme – Highly Commended (Private Banker International 2013)
*(figures as of the end of June 2014).