BENNIE’s commitment to the global and national Family Businesses Community

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Over the next two weeks Matthew Ayres, Group MD at BENNIE will be doubling down on BENNIE’s commitment to supporting the success of the family business community both globally and locally.

This week from Thursday to Saturday, Matthew will be hosting a panel and workshop on diversity, alongside helping to MC at the FBN (Family Business Network) NxG International Summit at The Hague, Netherlands, co-hosted by FBNed | FamilieBedrijven in celebration of FBN Dutch chapter 25th jubilee year.

🇳🇱Her Majesty Queen Máxima will also be visiting the FBN NxG International Summit in recognition of this exciting milestone and the fantastic work that family run businesses do to support the global economy. As event MC, Matthew will have the honour of introducing Queen Máxima along co event MC Monique Prins.

The International Summit themed around ‘Ownership matters: owning the unknown’, will explore how responsible family business owners across the globe navigate challenges in today’s everchanging landscapes, with themes including next generation, embracing diversity and driving meaningful impact.

In addition, next week Matthew will be speaking at the Family Business UK Annual Conference as part of a guest panel on Diversity and company culture. With an election only weeks away and UK Family Businesses accounting for 90% of all private firms in the UK, 4.8m businesses, employing nearly 14m people and generating over £200bn for the public purse, it’s sure to be an impactful meeting of the UK’s best and brightest.

Matthew Ayres comments “I personally cannot wait, I get to meet some amazing people, talk about something I am hugely passionate about at a national and global level and even if one family, if one business, takes something from this then the trickledown effect of that in their business will change lives – better company cultures, better ownership and better businesses will evolve.”


About the Family Business Network (FBN)

The Family Business Network (FBN) is the world’s leading organization of business families. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Lausanne, FBN is a vibrant community, bringing together more than 4,000 business families – encompassing 17,000 individual members of which 6,400 are Next Generation (between 18 and 40 years old).

The purpose of FBN is to enable business families to thrive and transform across generations to build a sustainable future.

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About Family Business UK

Family Business UK is a growing movement of UK family businesses working to create a more prosperous and sustainable future for generations to come. They are a not-for-profit organisation advocating for the model of family business and celebrating the positive impact the sector has in the UK.