FBU Scotland has continued to champion the cause for the Scottish family business sector this week (Scottish Family Business Week 2016) and are delighted to say that Paul Wheelhouse MSP attended the flagship conference in Glasgow and delivered the 'Welcome Address' recognising the contribution that Scottish firms make.
Ministerial support continues to demonstrate the progress that we are making at FBU Scotland to provide an appropriate platform for Scottish family firms to learn, be proud of what they do and celebrate their success, and to demonstrate the wider importance of the sector in terms of revenue, employment, community involvement and more besides.
FBU Scotland continues to grow the voice of the family business sector in Scotland and will continue to do so for years to come. Family firms dominate the Scottish business landscape and for too long there has not been significant recognition of the sector and all it does. Paul Wheelhouse MSP for Business, Energy and Innovation delivered a clear message - that the Scottish family business sector is important and that the Government is seeking to offer the necessary support to firms in the sector.
Recognition is great and we now need to build on the success of Scottish Family Business Week 2016 as we continue to grow the family business voice in Scotland and beyond.
PAUL Wheelhouse, the minister for business, innovation and energy, has told a gathering of family business leaders that they make a “unique and powerful contribution” to the Scottish economy. The Scottish Family Business Conference 2016 heard from a range of speakers including printing entrepreneur John Watson and Ed Monaghan, the first chief executive of housebuilder Mactaggart and Mickel from outside the family.