Family businesses are often defined and characterised as small businesses. Yet they are more complex and have particular characteristics which set them apart from other business models. These features include ownership structures, succession and business continuity, management capacity, taxation, inheritance and prospects for internationalisation.

In 2016, the DCU Centre for Family Business launched this report entitled: “Lessons in Resilience and Success: A Snapshot of Multi-Generational Family Businesses in Fingal, Dublin”.

This is an important inside glimpse into what makes Family Businesses successful in Ireland and is a testament to the success and resilience of these particular multi-generational family businesses. Their economic and social contribution as evidenced from their turnover, employee numbers, developments, and exports is invaluable.

Download report here: FCC-DCU-CFB Family Business Report May 2016