Family Business Survey

Family Business Survey

Steps taken by family businesses to minimize the threat of Covid-19 over the last 6 months.


Northern Ireland’s family businesses are standing firm in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic, according to a new landmark survey undertaken on behalf of the Northern Ireland Family Business Forum.

The Family Business Survival Survey has been carried out nearly six months into the Covid-19 lockdown with the first results being released to coincide with National Family Business Day (23rd September).

Angela Craigan, Partner at Harbinson Mulholland said: “Almost every business we have spoken to is facing disruption due to Covid-19 and it’s clear that family businesses have never been as threatened as they are today.

“This one-of-a-kind study reveals how they are navigating the global pandemic as well as providing insights into survival strategies which can help businesses continue to operate successfully as we go into 2021 and help sustain these businesses for generations to come”.

The infographic which can be downloaded below illustrates the steps taken by family businesses across Northern Ireland during the first 6 months of the pandemic.

The survey is ongoing so if your family business would like to be involved please email Treena Clarke-


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