The Institute for Family Business

The Institute for Family Business is the UK Chapter of FBN. Founded in 2001, the IFB is a not-for-profit membership association which supports and promotes the UK family-owned business sector.

  • IFB Representation – promotes policies that enable family businesses to grow
  • IFB Forum – helps members to share knowledge and best practice
  • IFB Direct – provides access to resources that help owners address key challenges
  • IFB Research Foundation – fosters a deeper understanding of family business

With an aggregate turnover in excess of £51bn, the IFB membership comprises some of the largest, oldest and most well known UK family firms.

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The Host Committee

Ross Warburton (Chairman)

James Amos

Hugh Clark
Clarks Shoes

Jeremy Newsum


David Murray
Murray Capital

Rupa Patel
Day Lewis Plc

Andy Rubin
Pentland Group Plc

Tim Wates
Wates Group Ltd


Christopher Oughtred
William Jackson Food Group