The 2019 study reveals that the Irish family business sector is in good shape, with the majority of family firms ambitious for the future. However, uniquely in Ireland, the potential impact of Brexit looms large as a challenge for the sector.
This year, the theme of the research is harnessing values to drive purpose and build lasting legacy.
We are delighted to present our 2019 Irish Family Business Report, which follows a survey of almost 130 Irish family businesses in late 2018. The research is part of PwC’s latest Global Family Business Survey of almost 3,000 firms in 53 territories, the largest and most comprehensive survey to date.
While this theme has never been more relevant, it is a logical progression from our 2016 survey. In it, we examined the need for greater focus on medium term strategic planning to enable more family businesses to achieve their objectives over the longer term.