Success through Succession

14 March 2011

The University of Ulster, in collaboration with the Dundalk Institute of Technology and Glasgow Caledonian University, are involved in the management and delivery of a major EU funded project under the EU INTERREG IVA programme.

The 'Success Through Succession' (STS) Project aims to strategically assist family owned and family related SMEs across the three regions to manage the challenges of succession and to increase innovation, growth and competitiveness using a series of interventions. The Interventions will be made available online to other family owned businesses, therefore enhancing the capabilities of other SMEs throughout the region. The project will increase the survival rate and growth potential in family owned SMEs across the eligible area.

Each Company will receive:

- 5-8 mentoring support sessions per company
- Family business and innovation audits completed before and after.
- 3 workshops based around the issues of succession
- 1 family business conferences to present results of the project to the regions SMEs
- 2 best practice visits
- Increase the overall support received by participant companies from support agencies, colleges and universities during the lifetime of the project.
- A Succession Plan
- Plus more in terms of networking and development of markets.

Please note that there is no cost involved, the programme funding has been secured and it is supported by all the support Agencies (within NI - Invest NI as well as DETINI).

To find out more, COME ALONG TO THE LAUNCH EVENT in the RAMADA HOTEL, SHAWS BRIDGE, Belfast on Wednesday 13th April 2011, starting 5:00pm for 5:30pm and finishing before 7:30pm.

If you are interested in attending or for more information please email Neil Mitchell at

A further leaflet is available to download from the Member section of this website.

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