To accompany our five-part thought piece series exploring the conundrums faced by family businesses and what we’ve learnt about how to tackle them, we produced a series of podcasts. Our principal Gilmar Wendt talks to a range of guests from first to seventh generation family members, to the in-house professionals and expert consultants who work with them. They discuss their trails and tribulations, how some outside brand consultancy expertise has given them confidence and how – whilst they can be challenging environments – they are ultimately extremely rewarding places for people to work in and for businesses to do business with.
What happens when a senior person from Unilever tries to bring their expertise to a family business like German coffee giant Tchibo? We talk to Heinz Leopold, the man who launched Magnum, to find out.
What happens when one of the world-famous Clarks shoes family starts his own rival family business? And what have Wu-Tang Clan got to do with it? Listen to our conversation with Galahad Clark.
The first in a series exploring the strains and successes of family businesses. We talk to a successful (but secret!) father-daughter team about how hands-on family business can be occasionally stressful, but very special.