Saxton Bampfylde partners with Family Business UK

Over the past 35 years Saxton Bampfylde have developed a strong track record of partnering with family owned businesses. It is an ownership model that supports responsible business practices and long term thinking, and one that we feel naturally aligned to. Building on our work in this exciting and important sector, we are delighted to announce our new partnership with Family Business UK, the growing body of family business.

Below we share the press release.


Family Business UK are delighted to announce a new corporate partnership with executive search and leadership advisory experts Saxton Bampfylde launching today, Thursday 28th March 2024.

FBUK has established partnerships with carefully selected and highly respected organisations, that provide compelling professional services to family businesses.

They are critical allies and supporters of our work with family businesses, to ensure generations to come inherit a more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable future.

And we are delighted to announce the launch of our corporate partnership with Saxton Bampfylde.

For nearly 40 years Saxton Bampfylde has worked in partnership with some of the UK’s leading family businesses, bringing the most talented, innovative and strategic leaders to their clients’ organisations.

As a founder-led business, with second generation family members working in the organisation today, Saxton Bampfylde are uniquely placed to advise businesses that have a distinct and unique structure and culture.

Taking an approach that combines their expertise in different ownership, having transitioned from their original founders to being the UK’s first employee-owned search firm – with complementary sector experience, from consumer & retail, professional & financial services to manufacturing & construction, and every sector in between.

The Saxton team harness decades of experience in supporting family businesses through key points of transition – partnering with businesses on key leadership appointments, succession planning, board reviews, assessment and leadership development.

Kate Ludlow, Managing Partner said: “Saxton Bampfylde are delighted to partner with FBUK. As a privately owned search firm we take a long-term view in our business, and this translates into the way that we work and the relationships we build with clients”.

“Over the past 35 years we have developed a strong track record partnering with family owned businesses; as a result we bring a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities they face”.

“It’s a fascinating sector, that makes a significant contribution to the UK’s economy. We look forward to working with FBUK members, and hope that we will be able to play a role in ensuring the ongoing success of their businesses and the sector.”

Neil Davy, CEO at FBUK said “We’re delighted to welcome Saxton Bampfylde as our newest Corporate Partner, and are excited to be working closely with them in the years ahead, to help support family business thrive and prosper, both through the challenging times businesses are facing at the moment, and the longer term.”

For further information about our work please contact Kate Ludlow, Partner


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