We attended the XXIV Family Business National Congress, which took place in Pamplona on October 25 and 26. The congress was inaugurated by King Felipe and was attended by 500 businessmen from all over Spain. Grupo Arbulu is a family business founded by our president Luis Arbulu, together with his son and CEO, Iñaki Arbulu. Today, the group is made up of 9 leading companies and 526 employees. Over the years, and despite its important growth, Grupo Arbulu continues to maintain and foster this close family relationship with its companies, its clients, and all its employees. Grupo Arbulu companies include: Nautical, Marine Instruments, Aage Hempel, Silecmar, SMD, Navteam, Thalos and Radio Electronic,
Moreover, the presidents of the Family Business Institute and of the 18 related Family Business Territorial Associations signed an institutional declaration. Moreover, in the declaration they attest to the commitment of Spanish family businesses and the best management practices that promote business and social sustainability. The event took place at the Pamplona City Hall as a preamble to the XXIV National Congress of Family Business.At the business level, the commitment assumed by family businesses consists of managing through long-term business and investment practices based on ethical criteria. Moreover, this will allow sustainable growth and the interests of employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders, institutions, administrations and society as a whole.