Championing the UK’s family businesses should be a cornerstone of economic policy, the chairman of fifth generation bakers Warburtons has told business owners in Edinburgh.
Jonathan Warburton believes that “Britain could do with more high-quality family businesses that have a long-term perspective on the world, rather than the plc model which possibly tends to shorter-term decisions that are not good for the future.”
FBU Scotland ('FBUS') is delighted to hear the call for support from one of the UK's leading family business owners which resonates well with the values behind the creation of FBUS in the first place.
As Tom Craig, Chairman of the FBU Scotland Advisory Board adds, "Family businesses are the bedrock of the Scottish economy and it is high time this segment of the economy is given proper recognition. FBUS is undertaking initiatives to create a Community of family businesses in Scotland, to design and deliver an Education Pathway for family businesses, and to create a strong Voice for family businesses."
As Tom continues, "These initiatives are why I have accepted the appointment as Chair of the Advisory Board of FBUS. We already have support for these initiatives from Craig Corporate, Close Brothers Asset Management, Turcan Connell, Queen Margaret University and Strathclyde University."
"Membership of FBUS is growing by the week as our message is resonating with family companies. I am delighted that The Herald is broadcasting the message about the vital importance of family companies to the Scottish economy," concludes Tom.
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