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The theme of the traditional English family company. James Burrough as one of a "sadly-decreasing number of genuinely old family firms in England." A history of James Burrough, and of the speaker's personal experiences. An exploration of the advantages and problems of a family firm. How most family business are established, and why the majority of family businesses have come "unstuck." Some exceptions to this trend. The major problem area of finance. How to navigate through the problems. A review of the "current state of play of some of the extraordinary events in our industry." Some of the reasons James Burrough has remained successful, including the quality of the product.