Helping family businesses grow from this generation to the next

What We Do


We help our clients to…

Improve Productivity, Develop Sustainability and Bring Solutions

…to those problems and opportunities inherent to Family Businesses





Why Choose Us?

We are proud to be the only company dedicated exclusively to the unique training and develop needs of leaders and stakeholders of small to medium sized Family-run Business in Ireland.

Our processes and courses, drawn from International Best Practice, are tailored to the needs of Irish Family Business owners and managers.

The Family Business Unit, Ireland (FBU) is part of a Europe-wide organisation of Family Business Specialists focusing on the unique dynamics of small and medium sized Family-run businesses.

Meet the Team

Karl Hyden

With 27 years’ experience in management, supervision, training & development disciplines, Karl works as a business mentor, strategist, consultant and master level coach with 17 years’ consultancy, coaching and mentoring experience with SME clients.

Paddy Ryan

Over the past twenty-five years Paddy has worked in HR T&D at Director and Executive level. He has worked in heavy Industry, in Hi-tech, Medical Devices as well as Software reselling and Construction; leading teams across Europe, the Middle East and Asia for Global and international businesses.