Macphie Chairman to address challenges faced by family businesses - Macphie

Alastair Macphie will join a panel of family business leaders from across Scotland on Thursday 26th May to address the challenges faced by family businesses.

The event, organised by Family Business United Scotland, will provide an insight into successful family firms and their understanding of how to benefit from the right resources as well as educating the next generation into the business and the impact of different governance systems on the future of the business and the family.

Alastair has worked with Macphie for almost 30 years. Under his leadership, Macphie has grown to become the UK’s leading family-owned food ingredients manufacturer with a turnover of £50 million and 280 staff. As a farmer, land-owner and industrialist, he is proud of his family’s farming history and passionate about the environment and the need to act responsibly. As Executive Chairman, Alastair’s focus is on building strong relationships with key partners and building a strong workplace community to continue the success of his family business.

Alastair will be joined by Dr Claire Seaman (Reader in Enterprise and Family Business at QMU); Dr James Cunningham (Lecturer in management at Aberdeen Business School) and Sofia di Belmonte (Managing Director of Punta Licosa Ltd).

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