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November 10, 2014

A small teddy bear might seem like an unlikely hero – but the emblem has now become synonymous with Catalan family business Tous, helping it transform from a small business to international jewellery and accessory brand favoured by the stars

A small teddy bear might seem like an unlikely hero – but the emblem has now become synonymous with Catalan family business Tous, helping it transform from a small business to international jewellery and accessory brand favoured by the stars

October 31, 2014

Heading to university in the US, Hussain Al Alawi, 33, got a taste of the highflying lifestyles of some of his classmates. But with a father unwilling to bankroll such extravagance, the third-gen got entrepreneurial

October 17, 2014

Taittinger was a favourite tipple of Ian Fleming’s James Bond and became the first ever official champagne Fifa served to VIPs at the World Cup in Brazil. Despite its glamorous image, however, the French champagne house adheres to a set of humble family values.

Religion is never far from the surface at Champagne Taittinger. The Gothic spires of Reims’ Notre-Dame Cathedral are clearly visible only a mile from the office of Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, the president of the eponymously-named champagne house and figurehead for what he calls “the champagne mission”.

July 24, 2014

Williams F1 and its founder, Sir Frank Williams, have become icons of British motorsport, but now his daughter is on track to take the wheel.

This is an edited version of a profile that originally appeared in the Spring 2014 edition of CampdenFB.

Motorsport and sustainability might not seem likely bedfellows, but this year Formula One is going greener than it’s ever been before. Claire Williams, whose upbringing was steeped in Formula One history and who was last year appointed deputy head of the Williams F1 team, says the motor-racing championship needs to change with the times.

June 30, 2014

KKR purchases a third of renewables firm Acciona, Pentland Group posts significant profits, Brunello Cucinelli protects the future of his family business and Antofagasta signs lucrative mining agreement. 

KKR purchases a third of renewables firm Acciona, Pentland Group posts significant profits, Brunello Cucinelli protects the future of his family business and Antofagasta signs lucrative mining agreement.

Acciona

Spanish infrastructure giant Acciona has sold a 33% stake in its international renewable energy business, the firm said on Tuesday.

June 12, 2014

A hereditary knack for creating highly addictive games has kept Jaques of London in business for eight generations, and despite the growth of computer games the family firm insists there’s an increasing demand for old-fashioned fun. CampdenFB reports

June 5, 2014

Some of the biggest brands in the global hotel trade are family businesses, founded by dynasties that have mastered the art of giving a warm welcome. Here’s a handful of some of the best-known chains from across the world.

Some of the biggest brands in the global hotel trade are family businesses, founded by dynasties that have mastered the art of giving a warm welcome. Here’s a handful of some of the best-known chains from across the world.

June 3, 2014

Setting up a new microfinance division at her family’s Lebanon-based insurance business, Commercial Insurance, gave third-generation Coralie Zaccar a golden opportunity to combine her financial background with her passion for social entrepreneurship, making sure even the poorest in society have a safety net. 

Setting up a new microfinance division at her family’s Lebanon-based insurance business, Commercial Insurance, gave third-generation Coralie Zaccar a golden opportunity to combine her financial background with her passion for social entrepreneurship, making sure even the poorest in society have a safety net. 

 

June 2, 2014

São Paulo-based MCassab Group is the face of today’s prosperous, entrepreneurial Brazil. An 86-year-old Brazilian family-run conglomerate with interests spanning Lego distribution to fish farming, its revenues are expected to double to $1 billion by 2018. Peter Shaw-Smith meets its chief executive and patriarch Fábio Cutait

Two miles north-west of the famous Interlagos Formula One racing circuit stands a group of offices, laboratories and warehouses that is the centre for one of the most successful family-run, and yet relatively unknown, conglomerates in Latin America’s biggest economy – MCassab Group. 

 

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