Taking Care of Relationships

The impact of multiple sclerosis on the family may go unheard as sufferers and carers alike fail to talk about their emotions and the struggle to cope, writes Hilary Freeman

More career women take time to start a family

Private maternity units, offering greater flexibility and added safeguards, are seeing an increase in the number of older women checking in, as Liz Bestic reports

‘Infertility is still taboo’

Fertility problems can have a devastating emotional impact on couples, says Karen Veness, who successfully underwent IVF treatment, but felt stigmatised along the way

Inheriting plan for secure future

Informed and timely planning can ensure the best outcome when family wealth is passed on to the next generation, as Will Sidery discovers

Sustainable business for long-term success and increased profit

As more than 750 chairmen, chief executives and directors from some of the world's leading businesses meet in London this week, Mark Hastings, director general of the Institute for Family Business, outlines prospects for growth

Passing control to a new generation

Professor Randel S. Carlock, Berghmans Lhoist chaired professor in entrepreneurial leadership at Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise, discusses the values of stewardship and continuity of ownership

Profit for a purpose and not greed

Many “next gens” are thinking beyond the bottom line and want to ensure that their businesses make the world a better place, as well as making money, writes Jeremy Hazlehurst

Indian family firms treading path between tradition and modernity

Business academics Joseph Lampel, Ajay Bhalla and Kavil Ramachandran present research which sheds light on the workings of majority family firms in India