IMD Global Family Business Award

The IMD Global Family Business Award distinguishes one prestigious family business from around the world every year.

The award, regarded by many as the most renowned distinction for successful family businesses, also serves as a platform for family businesses to exchange best practices and analyze the economic backdrop. It provides a unique opportunity to promote the indispensable role family businesses play in the global economy.

Each year since 1996, a globally leading family business has been honored with the Global Family Business Award. The award has an impressive list of previous winners that set the standard for future winners:

Lego – Hermès – Puig – Henkel – Zegna – Murugappa – SC Johnson – Bonnier – Barilla – Votorantim – Ivey, Lopez and Lluis Carulla Foundations – Yazaki – Roca – Merck – Firmenich – Bel – JM Huber – Ayala – Bavaria N.V. – Jebsen & Jessen Family Enterprise - Pentland Group plc

Pentland Group plc, a family firm first established in Liverpool and now headquartered in London, was awarded the 22nd  annual IMD Global Family Business Award at the 28th Summit of the Family Business Network International (FBN-I) in Gran Canaria, Spain.

In selecting the award winner, the jury carefully considers each of the nominees for their outstanding success, exemplary governance, the involvement of several generations and a clear, long-term social commitment.

For further information about the selection criteria, the past awards recipients and the story of the Award please take a moment to explore the Award Website