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Carlow set to plough ahead next autumn

Carlow set to plough ahead next autumn

Carlow will host the 2019 National Ploughing Championships, and work is already well under way, writes Siobhán Maguire

Innovate to survive

Innovate to survive

Ken McCracken works with families in business and family offices to improve their overall family and business governance and helps them to plan for effective transitions in ownership and leadership

Generation Game

Generation Game

We profile six up-and-coming Irish family businesses which are making their way in a competitive marketplace

Giving family and privately-owned businesses the support to grow, expand and transform

Giving family and privately-owned businesses the support to grow, expand and transform

The KPMG 2018 Private Enterprise Family Business Barometer highlights some unique insights into the main agenda items for family and privately owned business in Ireland and 26 other countries across Europe

‘There’s great satisfaction in doing something different to the competition’

‘There’s great satisfaction in doing something different to the competition’

When Gareth Jenkinson’s father Neville set up Jenkinson Logistics in 1975, it was something of an all-or-nothing play. He remortgaged the house to fund the start-up, but he had a driving purpose - to be his own boss

‘When I talk with my children, I tell them that honest hard work will give the desired outcomes’

‘When I talk with my children, I tell them that honest hard work will give the desired outcomes’

The business that Maurice Healy founded in 1985 as Healy Chemical is now the Healy Group, one of the state’s best-known food ingredient and chemical distributors

Grappling with challenges and change

Grappling with challenges and change

Family businesses have had their say in KPMG’s seventh annual survey, and the results have thrown up some compelling insights

‘As a family we are very visible to our employees, and they would be here for many, many years’

‘As a family we are very visible to our employees, and they would be here for many, many years’

Flahavan’s is best known for putting millions of breakfasts on tables around the world, but it can trace its roots back to the late 1700s

A forum that’s a way forward for family firms

A forum that’s a way forward for family firms

FBN Ireland is the forum for Irish families in business committed to engagement, sharing experience and the development of knowledge. Here, its director general Yve O’Driscoll introduces the Irish chapter of the Family Business Network International

‘Listening closely to customers is the tool we use to stay on top of the market’

‘Listening closely to customers is the tool we use to stay on top of the market’

One of the state’s most important timber product manufacturers, Glennon Brothers was founded in 1913 by two siblings who returned from the US, having heard the business was for sale

What family-owned firms want

What family-owned firms want

While almost four in five (79 per cent) of Irish respondents are confident or very confident about the prospects for their family or privately owned business in 2019, political uncertainty is cited as a key concern

A family affair as KPMG hosts event for family businesses

A family affair as KPMG hosts event for family businesses

Succession, strategy and psychology were just three of the themes discussed at the KPMG Private Enterprise Family Business Insights event

A legendary leader

A legendary leader

David Bobbett started his career at KPMG and today leads H&K International, a global leader in services to the restaurant and retail industry. In conversation with Tom Lyons, he reveals his remarkable career arc from office junior to business titan

‘Each of the family has a defined role in the business which plays to each person’s strength’

‘Each of the family has a defined role in the business which plays to each person’s strength’

Long before the runaway success of Keogh’s Crisps, members of John Keogh’s family were making a living pulling potatoes from the ground in north County Dublin

Project management excellence is honoured at National Project Awards

Project management excellence is honoured at National Project Awards

Ireland’s most successful projects have been recognised, with AIB, the Revenue Commissioners, ESB, Cork Airport and Tour de Munster, leading the way at the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s 2018 National Project Awards