Interactive workshop for family-run businesses

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Family-run businesses are to be shown how to continue trading through successive generations.

An interactive two-day workshop has been designed by Lancaster University Management School’s Centre for Family Business to help guests “develop strategies for growth and learn how to overcome trans-generational challenges”.

The programme takes place between 10am and 8pm on Wednesday, March 19, and 9.30am and 1.30pm on Thursday, March 20 at the management school.

Centre director Dr Alfredo de Massis said: “Family businesses are very important to our economy. Some of the biggest names on the high street have started out as family businesses, and many of the region’s top companies are family-owned.

“The issues the workshop will address are deeply-rooted in our academic research.

“It will take a look at the specific problems that are faced by family businesses as they inspire to grow from one generation to the next.”

Speakers at the workshop include people from businesses passed down the generations. There will also be an evening masterclass delivered by Rachel Elnaugh, founder of experience gift company Red Letter Days and a former “Dragon” on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den.

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