Services for family businesses

Tailor-made tax and accountancy advice for family-owned businesses

Essex is blessed with a vast array of great family-owned businesses, including a number that we are proud to have as our longstanding clients.

Navigating the unique challenges of family businesses

While working in a family business can be a hugely rewarding experience, it comes with some additional challenges.

The business and family roles can sometimes overlap and emotions can interfere with sound decision-making. Professional advisers who understand the particular characteristics of family businesses can make all the difference.

Why choose Rickard Luckin for your family business?

We have a proven track record and long-standing reputation for advising family-owned businesses on key strategic decisions relating to day-to-day operations and growth.

Our expertise covers a range of accounting, tax and strategic services, including succession planning, sales and acquisitions, setting up trusts, and other wealth management issues.

Explore our selection of content, created specifically for family businesses, below.

Handing down the family business

Intending to remain family-owned does not always lead to easy decision-making regarding how best to pass down the family business.

Factors to consider

The importance of succession planning

A good succession plan considers the long term and will work towards the achievement of a specific goal, set at least five years into the future. 

Read our article

Gifting shares in the family trading company

Discover the tax considerations for family businesses who wish to pass on the family trading company to the next generation.

Explore your options

Succession of family businesses: management buyouts and share buybacks

In the first of a three-part series of articles, we discuss management buyouts (MBO), share buybacks, and how these can be used in family business scenarios.

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Succession of family businesses: gifting of shares and EOTs

The second article from our succession of family businesses series explores gifting shares and Employee Ownership Trusts.

Evaluate the options

Succession of family businesses: freezer shares vs growth shares

In our final article of the series, which examines the factors that go into succession decisions for family firms and the different types of succession strategies that we tend to see used, we examine growth shares and freezer shares.

Discover if they are suitable for your family-owned business

Essex Business Podcast: It’s a family affair

In this episode of the Essex Business Podcast, brought to you by Rickard Luckin, we explore the important role family businesses play in supporting the local community.

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Launch of new Essex family business hub

Family Business United has launched a bespoke Family Business hub to focus on the needs of family firms with Rickard Luckin.

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The oldest family businesses in Essex 2022 report

The report highlighting the oldest family businesses in Essex is now available to download.

Uncover the identity of Essex's longest-standing family businesses

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Anonymous, NPS Survey 2021

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Anonymous, NPS Survey 2021

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