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Father and son to launch new event for family owned businesses

The Williams family

The Williams family

A father and son are heading up a new event for family owned businesses.

Richard Williams and his son Henry own Williams Automobiles and will launch a new concept event for family and owner-managed businesses in Bristol.

The Ask the Adviser event is the brainchild of Families in Business (FiB), the independent go-to support organisation for the UK’s three million family businesses.

The all-new concept in networking events will launch in the South West at Bristol’s Old Down Manor on January 24 2014

Richard and Henry are the fourth generation of the family to head the 102-year old business Williams Automobiles, a specialist dealership for British performance cars such as Morgan and Lotus.

According to FiB’s latest research, the South West is home to almost 250,000 family-owned businesses, representing almost two-thirds of all the private enterprises in the region.

Dani Saveker, CEO and founder of FiB comments: “The Ask the Adviser event is our fast-paced networking based concept specifically designed for busy family business owners, leaders and key team members.

“The format is a little like speed dating, in that our family business guests can meet three or four advisers for a 20-minute, one-to-one appointment.

“This is a time-efficient, focused opportunity for them to gain valuable advice from our carefully selected advisers who are experienced in the unique challenges facing family businesses and who can provide succinct, impartial and relevant guidance.”

Ask the Adviser is free to attend for family businesses and takes place from 8.30am to 1pm on Friday 24th January 2014.

For more information and to reserve a place, visit www.fibcommunity.com or email: office@fibcommunity.com.