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November 1, 2003

David and Ralph Gold are known commonly as the ‘Porn Barons’ – but behind the headlines, Gold Group International is an exemplary family business model

Melanie Stern Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

David and Ralph Gold are known commonly as the 'Porn Barons' – but behind the headlines, Gold Group International is an exemplary family business model

David Gold, the UK's most notorious 'Porn Baron', is sharing a nice cup of afternoon tea with me, telling me how much he loves his mum.
 

September 1, 2003

Gerard Roche is a Director of the Irish company, Dublin Woollen Mills, a family-run retail business founded in 1888. Gerard has been actively working in the company since 1982. He is married to Angela and they recently had a baby boy, Harry

Gerard Roche is a Director of the Irish company, Dublin Woollen Mills, a family-run retail business founded in 1888. Gerard has been actively working in the company since 1982. He is married to Angela and they recently had a baby boy, Harry

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September 1, 2003

There is nothing like working with real family businesses to keep you in touch with the challenges they face

Suzy Bibko is Editor-in-Chief of Families in Business magazine.

There is nothing like working with real family businesses to keep you in touch with the challenges they face

Dr Barbara Murray, founding director of the Centre for Family Enterprise (CFE) at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland has recently been appointed as Executive Director of the Family Business Network (FBN). In the coming year, she hopes to awaken the 'sleeping giant' and put into practice what the FBN preaches.

September 1, 2003

Despite competing with 75 other brands of water on the Swiss market, Pascal and Nicolas Rouges’ skill and motivation has made sure that Henniez is the second most consumed brand of water in the country

Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez is President and Founder of the Family Business Network Suisse Romande, and Associate of The Family Business Consulting Group.

Despite competing with 75 other brands of water on the Swiss market, Pascal and Nicolas Rouges' skill and motivation has made sure that Henniez is the second most consumed brand of water in the country

September 1, 2003

Robert and Alexander Barth discuss the natural progression of their business – and how they became one of the largest, and most respected, soft drinks companies in Switzerland

Suzy Bibko is Editor-in-Chief of Families in Business magazine.

Robert and Alexander Barth discuss the natural progression of their business – and how they became one of the largest, and most respected, soft drinks companies in Switzerland

September 1, 2003

It is Switzerland’s oldest and most revered chocolatier with an international reputation for excellence, but remains a one-town operation as part of its strategy to maintain exclusivity.

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

It is Switzerland's oldest and most revered chocolatier with an international reputation for excellence, but remains a one-town operation as part of its strategy to maintain exclusivity.

June 1, 2003

Jo Macsween comes from a family of haggis aficionados. Macsween of Edinburgh Ltd has been making handmade haggis since 1953 and is currently run by the third generation, Jo and her brother, James. Established initially as retail butchers, the business undertook a certain amount of manufacturing of meat products, including the now famous haggis. In 1996, the business relocated to the world’s first custom-built haggis factory just outside Edinburgh, enabling Macsween to continue producing high quality haggis and meet the ever increasing, world-wide demand

Jo Macsween comes from a family of haggis aficionados. Macsween of Edinburgh Ltd has been making handmade haggis since 1953 and is currently run by the third generation, Jo and her brother, James. Established initially as retail butchers, the business undertook a certain amount of manufacturing of meat products, including the now famous haggis. In 1996, the business relocated to the world's first custom-built haggis factory just outside Edinburgh, enabling Macsween to continue producing high quality haggis and meet the ever increasing, world-wide demand

June 1, 2003

I feel very proud when I manage to help my clients incorporate different perspectives when making their decisions. Narrowmindedness is one of the greatest threats to family business

Suzy Bibko is Editor-in-Chief of Families in Business magazine.

I feel very proud when I manage to help my clients incorporate different perspectives when making their decisions. Narrowmindedness is one of the greatest threats to family business

June 1, 2003

Pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim employed its former tax principal to see its next generation into leadership. FIB examines Dr Heribert Johann’s unusual role as the first non-family chairman of the shareholders’ committee and next generation mentor

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim employed its former tax principal to see its next generation into leadership. FIB examines Dr Heribert Johann's unusual role as the first non-family chairman of the shareholders' committee and next generation mentor

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