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The podcast dedicated to Family Business. Working with your family can be both rewarding and challenging and this podcast provides you with practical tips and guidance on how to tackle some of these challenges.

Upcoming series on Governance, Succession, Family Dynamics and Family Business Theory will explore the uniqueness of family businesses and provide you with the tools to help your business thrive.

The Family Business Podcast Russ Haworth

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    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

The podcast dedicated to Family Business. Working with your family can be both rewarding and challenging and this podcast provides you with practical tips and guidance on how to tackle some of these challenges.

Upcoming series on Governance, Succession, Family Dynamics and Family Business Theory will explore the uniqueness of family businesses and provide you with the tools to help your business thrive.

    Sustainable Philanthropy

    Sustainable Philanthropy

    On this weeks episode we round off our series on sustainability with a discussion with Rennie Hoare, Partner and Head of Philanthropy at https://www.hoaresbank.co.uk/ (C. Hoare and Co.) a Private Bank here in the UK, as well as discussing the history of the family business, and how Rennie became a Partner in the business we look at some of the emerging trends in philanthropy and in particular "sustainable philanthropy".
    Support the Show
    The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing.
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    If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to www.familybusinesspartnership.com
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    • 47 min
    Tratos - A Sustainable Strategy

    Tratos - A Sustainable Strategy

    As we continue our look at sustainability I am joined on the show by Maurizio Bragagni who is the CEO if Tratos. We discuss the strategy that Tratos have adopted over many years and highlight the fact that much of what is considered "sustainable" is in fact more achievable than perhaps first thought.
    Maurizio tells us how decisions made 30 or 40 years ago are still evident today and that a sustainable strategy starts with profit.
    I love the story we hear about the factory being expanded around an oak tree, for me this typifies the approach that Tratos have taken to their strategy.
    You can find out more about this at their website: https://tratosgroup.com/ (https://tratosgroup.com/ )
    Maurizio also has a personal website here: https://www.bragagni.uk/ (https://www.bragagni.uk/)
    Support the Show
    The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing.
    www.fambizpodcast.com/support

    Work With Russ
    If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to www.familybusinesspartnership.com
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    • 59 min
    Diversification and Sustainability

    Diversification and Sustainability

    On this weeks episode of the show we continue our look at sustainability and I speak to Catherine Grum of BDO about the role that diversification is playing in this.
    We look at what diversification is, what is driving the conversations that are being held about this and how to navigate the complexities that can arise when looking at diversifying.
    We discuss the role that diversification can play in helping families achieve their sustainability agenda's.
    You can find out more about Catherine on Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherinegrum/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherinegrum/)
    Or at the https://www.bdo.co.uk/en-gb/services/tax/private-client-services/family-business-advisory (BDO Family Business Services) page
    Support the Show
    The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing.
    www.fambizpodcast.com/support

    Work With Russ
    If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to www.familybusinesspartnership.com
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    • 53 min
    The Ownership Project

    The Ownership Project

    On this weeks show I am joined by Dr. Bridget Kustin as we discuss The Ownership Project. The project explores $1bn family enterprises and collates what they are doing into a "Toolkit for Responsible Ownership".
    The study looks at seven narratives that we often hear about family businesses:
    Family Business as a force for good
    We have a long term orientation. We think in generations, not financial quarters
    Family owners are uniquely agile
    Employees prefer working in a family-owned business. Our employees are like family
    I don't consider the business as something that belongs to me. I consider myself a steward of it for the next generation.
    We care about our community
    Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations
    Continuing our series on Sustainability we explore some of these narratives and whether they are true because we tell ourselves they are true, or because we can evidence that they are true.
    The Ownership Project
    You can find out more information about The Ownership Project here:
    https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/research/centres-and-initiatives/responsible-business/ownership-project-oxford-said (https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/research/centres-and-initiatives/responsible-business/ownership-project-oxford-said )
    You can access the toolkit here: https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sbs.ox.ac.uk%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2F2021-07%2FA_Toolkit_for_Responsible_Ownership_-_The_Ownership_Project_at_Oxford_Sa%25C3%25AFd_-_July_2021.pdfanddata=04%7C01%7CRuss%40familybusinesspartnership.com%7C4aee2954932a4c38edf908d9451732ff%7Ced114aa32143426d8a82e3851f091c9a%7C0%7C0%7C637616789685592408%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0andsdata=Iua4eV6lj7xXwsY88J8acwPMybw2JczNZJnW4WXkHs4%3Dandreserved=0 (https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2021-07/A_Toolkit_for_Responsible_Ownership_-_The_Ownership_Project_at_Oxford_Sa%C3%AFd_-_July_2021.pdf)
    Dr. Bridget Kustin
    You can find out more about this weeks guest here: https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/about-us/people/bridget-kustin (https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/about-us/people/bridget-kustin)
    Support the Show
    The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing.
    www.fambizpodcast.com/support

    Work With Russ
    If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to www.familybusinesspartnership.com


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    • 54 min
    Spenbeck and Sustainability

    Spenbeck and Sustainability

    On this weeks show I am joined by Becky Valentine from Spenbeck. They are a small family owned business based in Nottingham.
    We discuss how they have used the UN's 17 Sustainability Development Goals or SDG's to embrace sustainability at the core of what they do as a business.
    Becky shares how they got started and the lessons they have learned along the way.
    Spenbeck’s building health consultancy enables companies to take a holistic approach to their wellbeing strategies. By optimising the office physical environment through improvements to such components as indoor air quality, thermal comfort and lighting, Becky helps to maximise employee health and wellbeing. Feel free to get in touch with Becky for further details
    You can find out more about Spenbeck here: https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spenbeck.co.uk%2Fanddata=04%7C01%7CRuss%40familybusinesspartnership.com%7C58637a38248040eff0d508d9421d2de7%7Ced114aa32143426d8a82e3851f091c9a%7C0%7C0%7C637613516229070495%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0andsdata=7f%2BxUp2V76vP7LQ2VPtKnofbYGymdwUBzelpAhBZg1Q%3Dandreserved=0 (www.spenbeck.co.uk)
    You can find out more about the Birkin Building here: https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thebirkinbuilding.co.uk%2Fanddata=04%7C01%7CRuss%40familybusinesspartnership.com%7C58637a38248040eff0d508d9421d2de7%7Ced114aa32143426d8a82e3851f091c9a%7C0%7C0%7C637613516229075470%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0andsdata=IzMTupX2Y9lz11rEJRSLfjY8rlp0kYwECTBgeCUpN8k%3Dandreserved=0 (www.thebirkinbuilding.co.uk) and if you want to connect with Beck and discuss how she might be able to assist you, use the below links.
    Twitter @spenbeck1981 / @bec_valentine11
    www.linkedin.com/in/becky-valentine-74b483114/
    Support the Show
    The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing.
    www.fambizpodcast.com/support

    Work With Russ
    If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to www.familybusinesspartnership.com
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    • 51 min
    Woolcool and B - Corporations

    Woolcool and B - Corporations

    On this episode of the show I am joined by Josie Morris MBE. Josie is the MD of Woolcool Ltd, a 2nd Generation family business and a Certified B-Corp business.
    What is a B-Corporation?https://bcorporation.net/ (Certified B Corporations) are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. They are a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
    There are a number of tools and links on the B Corporation website that allow you to assess where you are in terms of the requirements for certification.
    During the show Josie explains why this process was right for her family and for the business.
    Josie is MD at https://www.woolcool.com/ (Woolcool), a UK based, 2nd Generation, family business founded by her mother in 2009. Woolcool are leading innovators in their sector, producing insulated packaging using Sheep Wool, providing a sustainable alternative to Polystyrene.
    Support the Show
    The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing.
    www.fambizpodcast.com/support
    Work With Russ
    If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to www.familybusinesspartnership.com
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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34 Ratings

34 Ratings

listener3105 ,

Fantastic show for Family Business

Loving the new informative series approach. Great information and guidance for family businesses.

Andy at TripleYourClients.com ,

Excellent Podcast Russ

Always great to listen to Russ' expertise on family business financial planning. I highly recommend this podcast. Excellent listen Russ!

YellowHat4 ,

Great Podcast

Really insightful interviews. Great to hear from family businesses about their own stories.

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