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Family Businesses

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 27 January 2013

Family businesses are the backbone of economies all around the world - indeed, the majority of firms are family-controlled, from the millions of modest firms, to commercial giants such as Ford and Wal-Mart. And yet less than a third survive to the second generation. Evan Davis and guests explore the possibilities and pitfalls of the family ownership model.

In the studio are Ian Maclean of luxury knitwear company John Smedley; Julie White of drilling and demolition firm D-Drill; and Tim Wates of construction and development group Wates.

  • Evan Davis

    Evan Davis
    Evan Davis, presenter of The Bottom Line
  • Ian Maclean

    Ian Maclean
    Ian Maclean of luxury knitwear company John Smedley
  • Julie White

    Julie White
    Julie White of drilling and demolition firm D-Drill
  • Tim Wates

    Tim Wates
    Tim Wates of construction and development group Wates

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