Our Team

Our team have a wealth of specialised experience and knowledge. We use this to help you tackle the complexities that come from being in business with your family. 

John Tucker

John Tucker is among the UK’s leading experts in the field of family business. He is the founder of the International Centre for Families in Business and is the founder of the UK’s first MBA for Family Business and the UK’s first Post-Graduate Certificate in Family Business Advising.


John consults to families in the UK and around the World and teaches professional intermediaries both in the UK and in New Zealand.

Emma Rudge ACFBA

Emma has spent many years working alongside family businesses helping them to address and move beyond the challenges they face, in particular around succession and governance. She also runs bespoke training for families and their advisors.


Emma is a Senior Associate at law firm Michelmores LLP. She is also one of the founding Fellows of The International Centre for Families in Business

Nick Smith ACFBA

Nick has over 30 years experience as a corporate lawyer, specialising in advising family owned businesses for the second half of this period on matters such as family business re-organisations, governance projects, dispute resolution and sales.


He no longer practices as a lawyer and now concentrates on consultancy work for family businesses together with writing, teaching and speaking about family business issues.


Nick is a fellow of and chairman of the International Centre for Families in Business, a member of the editorial board of an academic family business journal and has worked extensively on training and education programmes for family businesses and their advisors.

George Bryan ACFBA

George is a third-generation family business member and works alongside family businesses sharing his knowledge and experiences from his own 70-year-old family business.

 George has held senior operational roles within his own family business and now sits on the Board of Directors. George has been though 1st to 2nd generation transition and recently 2nd to 3rd. George is also actively involved in how the 4th generation are going to interact with the business. 

 He has extensive UK and International experience in the Leisure / Theme park industry and has a particular interest in generational transition and organisational change.

 George has completed the Internationally recognised Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising (ACFBA) through the Family Firms Institute.

 George is married and has 4 children he also enjoys photography, cycling and spending time with his family.


Russ Haworth ACFBA

Russ is a Chartered Financial Planner and works with family businesses to help them with their succession planning.

Russ has over 15 years experience working with family businesses in his role as a Financial Planner and the skills and knowledge he has gained during this time complements his role as a family business consultant.

Russ holds the Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advice (ACFBA) through the Family Firms Institute. He is also the host of The Family Business Podcast. 

Russ enjoys cycling, reading and spending time with his family.

It’s good to talk!

Contact us to today for an initial consultation at no cost to you. We can have a chat over the phone or in person, if we can help we will say so, if we can’t help, we will also say so.

Our Experience

Over the years we have helped many family businesses moving through a transition to make the difficult decisions necessary to create a foundation for future success.

We have worked closely with business leaders – this usually means the CEO and senior executives – on personal change and development to help them align their personal and business objectives.


“From our initial conversations regarding company succession options .. and introductions and handholding throughout meetings with outside professional advisors …the service, interest and personal involvement have been first class…(the) journey has quite literally been life-changing and has resulted in the last few years being the happiest period of my business life… I would thoroughly recommend the consultancy service.”

Contact Us

We care passionately about what we do and how we do it and we really believe that 'Nobody Does it Better'. Email: info@thefbc.co.uk

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