Barry is Chairman of Aspall, the historic cyder making business that has flourished through eight generations of the Chevallier family, since 1728. Barry spoke about taking a family business through acquisition, drawing on his experiences preparing Aspall for acquisition by Molson Coors.
Francesca is responsible for the origination of structured equity transactions in Europe for the Bronfman Family Office. Previously, she was at LDC, and at Lloyds Banking Group within the Financial Institution division focusing on debt financing transactions. Francesca led discussion on ‘Alternative funding options for private/family businesses’.
Steve has 30 years’ experience in marketing for brand and business growth and has developed marketing programmes for the likes of Nestle UK, Adnams plc and Kettle Chips. Steve led discussion around ‘The impact of brand identity within family firms’.
Adrian shared insight into how the 7th generation family firm has retained its position at the heart of the horse racing industry, whilst remaining relevant by embracing innovation. The dinner took place at the Jockey Club Rooms, and Adrian’s talk initiated discussion on the evening’s topic ‘The impact of non-family members on family businesses’.
Andrew chaired discussion around the topic of ‘Embracing Technology’, exploring how the advent of new technology impacts on established and more traditional businesses. The dinner took place at Number Twenty, KPMG’s private members’ club in Mayfair.