The Family Business Show

A series of videos with the leaders of family-owned businesses. Raw, honest interviews sharing the good, the bad & the ugly of running a family firm.



NEW! Matt Burton

3rd Generation, Burtons

What happens when your UK-based manufacturing business, with over 140 staff and £16 million turnover comes to a grinding halt overnight? Matt Burton shares what's happening in their family business and how they're slowly ramping up the manufacturing process. 

Chris Macnamara

Founder, The Brogue Trader

With 10 shoe stores around the UK, Chris' world came crashing down on 12 March when his sales plummeted from £20,000 a day to just £800. Find out how he coped with the pressure, what he told his staff and how he built a robust disaster plan. 

Kate Gibson

Director, Gibsons Games

Kate's £6m turnover family business is 100 years old. But far from being old-fashioned, they've put a huge focus on their online store and have seen sales go through the roof since lockdown began. 

Andrew Robertson

Director, R&B Star Electrical Wholesalers

Andrew has furloughed 90% of his staff, including all of the family members he employs. Plus he has applied for the Coronavirus Interruption Loan Scheme. In this video Andrew opens up about some of the hairy moments of running a £15m turnover family business through the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Helen Gibson

Managing Director, Agencia

Helen took over the family business from her father in 2012. Based in Hull but working internationally, they have had to dramatically change the way in which they deliver training to their clients. Embracing technology and finding opportunity amongst adversity is her secret!

Stefano Cuomo

Managing Director, Macknade Fine Foods

With over 100 staff, Stefano is having to make difficult decisions, adapt to new ways of working and take some pretty big risks. He wanted to share what's been happening in his family business and his thoughts on the future. 

Becky Valentine

COO, Spenbeck

Becky had a stark realisation that everything her family had worked for over the years could be lost overnight because of Coronavirus. After feeling completely paralysed in the first week, Becky picked herself up to find the mental strength she needed to lead her family business through these turbulent times. 

Anita Brightley-Hodges

Founder, Family Business Place

There will be many family businesses wondering if they can actually stay afloat through the Coronavirus pandemic. So locked down together, founders of Family Business Place, Amalia and her Mum Anita talk about what they've learnt from losing a business. How do you dig deep to pull yourself out of those darkest moments? 

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