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The Art of Fine Jewelry – A Story of The Jewel Teller

Jewelry has always been in Susana Martins’ blood. Born and raised in northern Portugal in an area with a rich goldsmithing history, she trained as a goldsmith and stone-setter before pursuing a post-graduate diploma in design alongside gemology and diamond grading qualifications. Fast forward a few years, and today her […]

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The Beginning in the End – The Story of T. Saveker and Sons

Interview with Dani Saveker, Founder, Families in Business T. Saveker and Sons was founded in 1903 in Birmingham, England. A manufacturing company for shop fittings, the family-owned business faced many highs and lows over its hundred-year history. The Saveker family members, one generation at a time worked dutifully on their […]

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Gender and the Family Business: The Age of Opportunity?

By Maya Prabhu, Managing Director, Coutts Institute One of the most significant trends in family businesses the world over is the increased prominence of women into more public and visible roles in the company. Historically, women in family business have had to conform to take less visible roles largely due to […]

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Women and Family Business are Good for One Another

Family businesses are often more socially conscious than their non-family business counterparts. They are more likely to hire people and less likely to lay them off, more likely to support their communities, and far more likely to be concerned with the long-term health of their communities. And they are not […]

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Nurturing Joy in the Family Business

I am a fourth generation family member from Venezuela in a family with 17 first cousins. Since my family founded the business in 1911 in farming and cattle, we have undergone many transformations. In 1997, as a result of a generational transition we had our first Family Council Meeting. Today, […]

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Fighting for A Cause – Fundown Caribe

Interview with Claudia Ritzel, President Fundown Caribe, Colombia Claudia Ritzel was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. She is an Industrial Engineer and has worked mainly in the administrative, financial and commercial areas, of one business unit of a 4th generation family business in Santa Marta, Colombia. Today, she is […]

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Being a Working Mother in the Family Business

Interview with Rawan Issa, Issa Holding, Lebanon  You have been with the family business for quite a while. How did you join the company and how has your career developed so far? I joined the family business in late 2006, in Dubai, and started by opening up a branch for […]