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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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.


What our clients say

  • Aside from their outstanding consulting services, Withers Consulting Group have an amazing depth of knowledge and experience that they share generously with the family business world through training and publishing.

    Martin Stepek Scottish Family Business Association

  • Outstanding in the field

    Spear's 500 Directory

  • To have an external person like Ken working with us in a neutral, fair and professional manner to take the family through the process was invaluable

    Hugh Raven Ardtornish Estate

  • Ken worked with both generations of our family and the board of directors to help us develop a Family Constitution. This now helps guide us in many areas of importance to the family and the business. There’s a lot of work involved in creating a constitution and it was essential for us to have the right information and advice to ensure that ours would last for a long time. The work Ken did with the next generation of our family was hugely helpful.

    Jim Walker Walker Shortbread Ltd

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