Round Table Discussion: Continuity, Communication & Conflict in Family Business

With Jamie Brown, Francis Brown

7 April 2022, 14:00 - 16:30

Visualsoft House Prince's Wharf, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6QY

Working with family presents its own unique opportunities and challenges – join our upcoming round table and discuss in detail the topics of continuity, communication and conflict in family businesses.

In our round table discussion led by Jamie Brown of Francis Brown, we will explore the dynamics of family businesses in more detail.

In particular, we’ll focus on: how to maintain great communication both in and outside the workplace, how to build harmonious family/work relationships and considerations to make when beginning succession and continuity planning.

Our round tables are shaped by your views and experience, so while we hope to cover the topics above, we may discuss other subjects related to family businesses during the session.

About our Host:

Now in its fourth generation of family ownership, Francis Brown is run by brothers Simon and Jamie Brown and managing director Mark Roddy. From a background of pressure vessel manufacturing, Jamie has developed Francis Brown’s business facilities and capabilities to be well established in offshore, oil, gas and renewable energy industries, providing design advice on competitive manufacturing methods for serial production of high integrity components.

Along with his brother and father Jamie has formed, acquired, liquidated and restructured a number of other business’ – including the design and manufacture of nitrogen generators for offshore applications and a farm shop!

He has a degree in Agricultural Engineering from Newcastle University and an MBA from Teesside. He is a non-executive Director at NOF Energy and a founder member of the Teesside Engineering Network (TEN).

He is also a part time farmer (cows, sheep and pigs), gamekeeper, has-been rugby player/coach and full time dad to Josh, Hannah and Molly!

The small print - Due to limited capacity Round Table Discussions are exclusively for entrepreneurial members of the Forum.

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