Keep It In The Family

LIVING CHANNEL – Sundays from 21 February, 8.30pm

What happens to a family business when the head of the business wants to retire but their kids have high-flying jobs in glamorous places? The traditional family firm, which was once a mainstay of business life, is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. In Britain, nine out of ten family businesses now fail to make it past the second generation. In this new series, four patriarchs hand over the reigns of the family business to their next generation for a two week trial, before the big decision is made: whether to walk away from the business or Keep It in the Family.