The family business, the added value
Why an added value?
The Catalan Association of Family Businesses (ASCEF) was founded in 1998 under the aegis of the Family Business Institute (IEF) and comprises over 100 companies representing the Catalan business fabric. These companies play an important role in the country’s economy as they are committed to generating wealth, employment, the region and sustainability.
Who we are
of Catalan companies are family concerns
of Gross Value Added (VAB) contributed
of private sector jobs created
of entrepreneurs believe the family model boosts their competitiveness
of sales are at national level
As a business association
Our aim is to be an active agent in the economic, political and social spheres; to project to society a rigorous image of who we are, of the role we play in the Catalan economic fabric and to provide valuable content for analysis.
As a body
We work to foster entrepreneurial spirit and create a space for the exchange of experiences and knowledge among our members.
As a group
We aim to fuel pride in belonging to a family business and facilitate the involvement of different family members in the business project.