About the DCU National Centre for Family Business

The DCU National Centre for Family Business is the leading resource for ambitious family businesses in Ireland.  Founded in 2013, the NCFB’s vision is to provide the family business community in Ireland with practical managerial and business insights, informed by lessons from best practice in family business management. With these insights and our internationally peer-reviewed research findings, we are committed to educating current and next generation family members about the benefits and challenges of managing, leading and owning a family business.

Since its inception NCFB has delivered over 48 events, webinars and podcasts featuring some of the greatest national and international experts in the field, as well as experienced family business leaders and relevant professional management advisors.

Additionally, the NCFB is one of the leading sources of research in this area, working with other research teams in top Business Schools in the United States, Europe and Australia.  Our combined efforts ensure that our research is continuously translated into evidenced best practices that we share with family business we work with, to ensure they benefit and succeed.

NCFB is supported by Dublin City University and DCU Business School, and by the generous philanthropic support of our pillar sponsor – AIB Bank.

In 2021, the NCFB launched an exciting bespoke executive education programme, aimed at family businesses in Ireland and designed to allow family businesses incorporate structures to prosper across multiple generations.