Our family business consultants help family businesses, family offices and
entrepreneurs define and achieve their vision of success.
Advising on governance and transitions.

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5 reasons succession plans fail

Amelia Renkert-Thomas highlights 5 pitfalls that have sunk many a family legacy plan. This article was first published in Crain’s Wealth on the 22 May 2014

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A brief guide to family governance

Strategies that seek to optimise all forms of a family’s wealth – financial, intellectual and social – need to include practical advice on how the business of a family can be well governed.

Who we are

Withers Consulting Group was founded by Ken McCracken
in the UK and Amelia Renkert-Thomas in the US, two
acknowledged leading lights in consultancy to
successful families and entrepreneurs…

Ken McCracken

Ken has been educating and advising families,
family businesses and family offices since 1995.

Amy Renkert - Thomas

Amy draws on her personal and professional
experience of the challenges families face.


How we can help

Success brings many rewards for individuals and families but also many challenges. When a family owns assets together – whether a business, investments, a vacation home, or an art collection – family decision-making through the generations is based on common understandings, assumptions and expectations.


How we work

At the core of the Withers Consulting process are three questions every family and entrepreneur needs to answer to define their vision for success:

  • • Why do we want to stay together?
  • • What kind of enterprising family do we want to become?
  • • How do we do it?

Case studies

Success brings many rewards and challenges for individuals and families. Hear our clients personal stories.


How can we help you?

Speak to one of our team to find out more