Family Owned Businesses

Family Owned Businesses

BDO Northern Irelands’ Centre for Family Business is the regions longest established family business advisory organisation, guiding local family owned businesses since 1992.  We offer a unique combination of financial expertise with facilitation and mediation skills. Our team possess the expertise and experience required to make businesses successful; specifically, effective management practices, including performance management, effective recruitment, pay and reward schemes and communications.

We understand the unique challenges faced by family businesses and, through developing a solid relationship with our clients we have helped to address and solve the competing conflicts that often arise between family and business 

There is no such thing as a typical family business for us. Our clients range from first generation businesses with one shareholder to multi-generational businesses with many shareholders. The diversity is what makes family owned businesses so unique. BDO Northern Ireland offer each business tailored advice, specific to their circumstances on the principles, processes and procedures that can help families make their businesses a success.

Our service areas include:

  • Managing succession – new generation, new systems and new culture
  • Family Business Dynamics – people and systems
  • Financial planning and advice – building security and relinquishing control
  • Taxation Services – ownership and succession
  • Growing the Family Business – leadership, governance and strategy
  • Improving communication – unifying plans, processes and structures

“This time last year BDO were guiding us through one of the most difficult times in both our professional and personal lives (succession planning), the team guided us with patience, compassion and a cool head. An outstanding team who have made our family business much more professional and competitive”

Managing Director, Family Business commercial sector

 

For more information see our FOB brochure here