Family business seminar set for Leeds Beckett
The free event will run from 9am-11am on Wednesday 22 April in the Rose Bowl at the University’s City Campus and is aimed at those who run a family business, work directly with such businesses or have a research interest in this area.
The seminar will provide an insight into family business and will unpick the ‘the family secret’.
Principal Research Fellow in Leeds Beckett’s Faculty of Business and Law, Dr David Devins, who will be speaking at the event, commented: “Family businesses - which include small local businesses, multinationals and high growth innovators - are often amongst the most sustainable organisations in our economy. We can learn so much from their approach to business and the combination of emotional and rational decision making that takes place in each one every day.
“This seminar provides a unique opportunity to hear about the latest research undertaken by the team at Leeds Beckett University as part of a European study combined with the insights of David Clarkson, Business Development Director at Armstrong Watson, who is passionate about family businesses and supporting innovation and transition beyond first and second generation. Professor David Douglas will draw on his extensive knowledge of innovation and enterprise to stimulate a discussion of the role that family business play in Leeds and beyond and what more may be done to support their survival, growth and sustainability.
“Attendees will have the opportunity to share knowledge, and the seminar will be of interest to family businesses looking to shape and develop their own business models, to professionals working with family businesses and to policy planners seeking to stimulate entrepreneurial activity."
For more information or to book your place, please email David Devins at firstname.lastname@example.org.