Our economy relies strongly on family businesses.
In Spain, 89% of private companies are family businesses which generate 67% of private employment and 57% of the GDP.
The essential characteristic of the family business is the close connection with a family group which has a direct influence on its management and governance, and this in turn gives it a different personality from non-family businesses.
The concept of inheritance – what one generation receives from the previous generation – with the task of keeping it and transferring it, affects the management, the organisation, the vision, the long-term decisions, the type of relationships with people and the degree of entrenchment in the territory.
A period of more than 20 years of working closely with family businesses has positioned us as experts in this type of business and allows us to understand these organisations very well, to interpret their culture so as to accurately describe their profiles and identify the kind of talent which is best suited to that culture and which is aligned with the business’s values.
Our participation in the meetings of the Family Business Club at ESADE, and those of our Advisory Board enables us to remain permanently in contact with the framework of family businesses in our country.