The next generation of family business leaders

Whether you're a next gen working for or running the family business, becoming an educated shareholder, or getting ready to start doing either, we get it can be challenging.

Having worked with thousands of family firms we’ve learned a lot about what makes them successful. And on the flipside, we’ve also seen and heard where the potential problems are. 

That’s why we’re bringing together the next generation of family business leaders across the world in a network designed for you, and by you. As you take on the management and ownership of some of the most exciting, dynamic and important companies in these markets, PwC is here with advice and support from others who’ve been through it, and are going through it.

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Case studies

From scrap metal to compostable wiping cloths: 125 years of history at Harrison Wipes

From scrap metal to compostable wiping cloths: 125 years of history at Harrison Wipes

In 2016, the Harrison Wipes family business celebrated its 125th anniversary. What started in Great Yarmouth in 1891 as a textile rag and scrap metal business is now one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-performance non-woven wipes. “Even a hundred years ago, we were an international business,” says Stephen Harrison, the current MD and great-grandson of the founder. “You only have to look at my great grandfather’s passport in 1925 to see that we were trading in countries as far away as Japan at that time.”

The luxury of the long-term view: Past, present and future

The luxury of the long-term view: Past, present and future

The Johnstons of Elgin textile business dates back eight generations and 220 years, making it Scotland’s second-oldest family firm. In that time, changing customer tastes and the advent of new technology have transformed both the product and the production. As Chris Gaffney, Finance Director says, “People sometimes say family businesses can struggle to reinvent themselves over time, but to survive successfully for over 200 years you have to reinvent yourself several times over.

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Sian Steele
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