Supporting family businesses

At AAB, our very first client was a family business. For over 30 years we have developed our expertise in supporting this unique and crucial sector of the economy.

Our experience is channelled through our dedicated Family Business Team, who work together to meet the complex needs of family businesses and the people who run them.

The team takes time to listen and get to know the owners, the management team and the business so that we can provide the right support when our clients need it. That means going beyond the day-to-day financial and accounting essentials We understand or clients' future goals – for themselves and those they care about, and work with them to execute a plan that makes the vision a reality.

Family dynamics

We know it's not always possible to separate family and business priorities, so as well as supporting on financial aspects, we provide independent insight; wise counsel across the generations when it's needed. Through building long lasting relationships, we are well placed to help our clients address challenges and have difficult conversations, helping to manage conflicts and facilitate solutions, always advising with empathy. We know what keeps family businesses awake at night and we give peace of mind that we've got it covered.

Using our experience to share best practice and provide the right support when it's needed, we engage with other advisors and our network of family businesses to connect people who can help each other.

We look at the wider picture too, helping our clients to be responsible businesses, for their employees and their communities.

We take pride in helping our clients grow their businesses and strive to be the trusted advisor.

Sectors we support

Energy, agriculture, fishing, business services, food & drink, hospitality, technology, industrial, transport, media, facilities management, construction & property, manufacturing & engineering

By working with us, you'll benefit from creative collaborations across AAB, and your other advisors, to meet your needs.

Our team stays informed and keeps up-to-date on best practice for family businesses by engaging with industry forums, undertaking training and through our active membership with Family Business United.

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Lyn Calder

Key Contact

Lyn Calder
Managing Partner - Edinburgh

lyn.calder@aab.uk 
+44 7973 125 228

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