This is a great piece of family business history with 255 years behind the manufacturing of pens and watercolours at Faber-Castell, products that at some point will have touched most people's lives.

Now in the ninth generation, beating the 'rags to rags in three generations' statistic that we hear so much about, this is a success story which combines ability with passion, a desire to want to succeed as the basic ingredient of success.

A great insight into a great German family business dynasty.