Family Business Place

Anita is founder and Chairman of Family Business Place – the UK’s most vibrant community of family-owned businesses and the entrepreneurs who lead them. Now celebrating it’s 10th year, Anita founded Family Business Place because she recognised that family business is the largest business model in the UK and around the world. They face very distinct and unique challenges and there was no support network available in the UK.

From it’s early beginnings at Anita’s office in Kent, it soon grew to become a nation-wide network with conferences and events in Yorkshire, London and Kent as well as the UK’s most prestigious family business awards at Wembley.

Flagship events:

  • The National Family Business Conference
  • The Northern Family Business Conference
  • The National Family Business Awards

Family Business Place is now in its second generation with Anita’s eldest daughter, Amalia Brightley-Gillott, responsible for the day-to-day operations as Managing Director. Anita’s youngest daughter Olympia, husband Steve, and son-in-law Nick also hold pivotal roles in the company which is gearing up for an extremely exciting 2018.