Who we are

The Catalan Association of Family Businesses (ASCEF) was established 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.

If you are a family business and would like to form part of the ASCEF

    5 key action points

    Promotion of the growth and continuity of family businesses by providing instruments to business families so they can maintain excellence and competitiveness
    Fostering of society’s reflection and knowledge about family businesses
    Generation of contact with administrations to discover joint solutions on issues that concern family entrepreneurs
    Creation of a space for interaction, knowledge and opportunity for members
    Being a meeting point for the entire family environment, from family members to the board of directors

    As a body, the ASCEF forms part of the Family Business Network (FBN) and the European Family Business (EFB), internationally active entities that bring together over 10,000 companies.

    The groups within the ASCEF


    A group that comprises over 190 members of business families who are between 18 and 45 years old. Its aim is to bring the Association closer to young people, paying particular attention to the issues that concern them


    A space composed of over 30 businesswomen in which topics are discussed, such as social justice and women’s empowerment

    If you need more information contact us ascef@ascef.com