• Family Business Advisory

    Advising on governance, leadership, communication and succession strategies

Family Business Advisory

Working together, building successful businesses

We understand the unique challenges faced by family businesses and, through closely working with them, have helped to address and solve the competing conflicts that often arise between the family and their business.

BDO Family Business Advisers are part of UK's longest established organisation focused on advising family owned businesses and the families behind them. Internationally family businesses form a significant part of the global economy. We have worked with businesses all over the world with diverse cultures, sectors and generations. Our family relationships range from first generation businesses with one shareholder to multi-generational businesses with over a hundred shareholders. 

We will act as independent advisers.  Our experience in this specialist field will provide helpful facilitation and guidance when considering succession planning. We help educate and bring knowledge to the family and siblings throughout the steps of our processes. Early planning is critical for a successful transition when introducing the next generation.

We are members of key sector and professional groups such as the Family Firm Institute (FFI). This is an International body for family business advisers who support businesses and build knowledge through advocacy, education and research.

No two family businesses are the same – nor are the commercial or competitive pressures that affect them. For that reason, we tailor our approach identifying the specific needs of the family to align these aspirations with the business involved.