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Fly fishing for salmon

Henry Wall Fishing for Salmon on the River Blackwater My grandfather George Dwyer was a great man to catch a salmon and used to fish regularly with his good friend Dick Lord who married Billy Dwyer’s daughter Doreen. Talking to Dick a few years ago before he died he said that he and

Take on support and watch your business grow

For many years I went to the annual meeting of the MDRT (million dollar round table)a world wide association of financial advisors. Each year up to 7,000 of us from all over the world would gather in a large conference centre in a major city in America or Canada and share business ideas that worked

By | November 21st, 2013|Categories: Business|0 Comments

What triggers succession in family businesses?

It is now over 10 years since we started the succession process at City Life a company I started in 1971. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, when we decide to start up a family business the succession planning process is way down the list of priorities. At the start of a business it’s

By | November 7th, 2013|Categories: Business|0 Comments

Keeping in touch through the generations !

My late mother Granny Frances was a great woman for keeping in touch with her 7 children, and her 30 grandchildren. She was a communications expert but never experienced facebook, LinkedIn, twitter, mobile phones or emails. She had a pen and paper and an all embracing welcoming smile with the smell of chocolate éclairs wafting

By | November 1st, 2013|Categories: Business|Tags: , , |0 Comments