NI Family Business Forum

NI Family Business Forum

19th October 2016, Ramada Plaza, Belfast

“We the people….. To form a more perfect union”

In a nod to American history, this preamble to the United States Constitution reflected a need to define common values, goals and vision for the American People.

Similarly, a Family Constitution/Charter is one of the most valuable offerings the current owners of family businesses can leave for the next generation – a framework structure outlining the family’s core values, vision for the future and a mutual understanding of the rights and responsibilities of everyone involved in the business – of the family and for the family.

At this event, you will hear stories of how other family businesses have developed family constitutions and how this has helped create a path for future success.

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  • 3.30pm: Registration and Refreshments

  • 4.00pm: Keynote Address – History, Legacy and Governance

Michael Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, Woodford Capital Limited

Woodford Capital is the Investment Vehicle of the Roche Family, which has interests in Renewable Energy Hotels (through Doyle Collection, 25% owned by the Roche Family), Real Estate and other Investments. Woodford acts as the Family Office for the Roche Family Business Interests.

Michael will share the Roche and Doyle families’ stories, how their need for a Family Office developed and how they established a family charter and governance structure.

  • 4.45pm: Workshop - We the Family…The first steps in creating your Family Constitution

Darren McDowell, Partner, Harbinson Mulholland

  • 5.15pm: Share and Learn Roundtable Discussions

Future Proofing Your Family Business

Michael McQuillan, Director Business Institute, Ulster University

Ian Smyth, Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Ulster University

  • 6.00pm: Roundtable Feedback and Closing Comments

  • 6.15pm - 8.30pm : Drinks Reception and Dinner

Who is this event for?

The Forum is exclusively for family businesses who want to learn more about family governance and creating a structure for future success. It is open to current owners as well as the next generation, whether currently working in the business or not.

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To register for the event please click on “Buy Now” or email Treena Clarke directly for more information –

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