CampdenFB: European families in business awards

This issue of CampdenFB acknowledges family businesses for their contribution to employment, economic growth and even social cohesion. Family businesses play a big role in the economic and social wellbeing of so many countries – hence, CampdenFB is holding the inaugural European Families in Business Awards, in association with Societe Generale Private Banking. The awards will honour the best family businesses and individuals in the following categories: top family business; top family business leader; top family next-gen leader; top non-family chief executive; and top sustainable family business. The winners will be announced in early July at an awards ceremony in Amsterdam.
 
Also in this issue, we have an exclusive interview with the man at the heart of one of Italy’s most iconic fashion houses, Ferruccio Ferragamo. And we also report on the growing role of non-family chief executives in family firms. Not only are families realising the need to bring in more professionalism at the top, top managers are also increasingly attracted to working at family businesses. Such developments can only be beneficial for the family business model in the years ahead.
 
This quarter’s passion investment section features classic cars, which have arguably performed better than any other passion investment over the last five years, more than outperforming fine art and wine. We are also pleased to announce the launch of our new sister publication CampdenNXG – which is distributed with FB this quarter. The new publication is aimed at next-gens – the future leaders of family businesses and their own enterprises. NXG is packed full of profiles, essential information for next-gens and the best lifestyle features and writing around.

Published since 2001, CampdenFB magazine has provided business-owning families of substantial wealth with the knowledge, insights and vital business intelligence they require to manage their enterprises and their families successfully. Each quarterly issue contains exclusive family interviews, dedicated sections on all aspects of finance, governance and the next generation, timely special reports, comment and debate, news analysis and lifestyle features.