The Succession Conversation - Home of Succession Planning

Welcome to The Succession Conversation

Succession planning for your business, whether the family farm or small enterprise, is one of the most critical tasks for any business owner who wishes their business to endure for future generations.

Lack of a succession plan can lead to legal, taxation and financial problems. Most damaging of all, failure to plan can result in family conflict and lasting disharmony. No one wants to leave behind a legacy of family feuds. Ensure your peace of mind and that of your family by preparing a viable succession plan.

This is where ‘The Succession Conversation’ can help you and your business.

A one-off confidential facilitated meeting will provide the opportunity for all the family to design the succession plan and provide that peace of mind for you and your family.

“If you don’t take the time now to plan how to manage the ‘family’ in your family business, you better allow a lot of time later for repair work.”


Mary recently featured on RTE Radio 1's Countrywide Show speaking about succession planning.

Upcoming Seminar

Wednesday June 20th 10am-2pm at the
Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

For bookings contact Mary on 0868292590 or by email at

For more details about this seminar

See what people are saying about Mary's Seminars - Comments from recent Succession Planning seminar in Nenagh on the 23rd of January 2012

"Found the talk very interesting and informative, enjoyed the interaction with all the participants"

"Thanks for the good advice"

"I was delighted to be here and I am going home with a different attitude to making a will"

"Who gets the farm?"


"Who gets the business?"

It’s the unspoken, highly charged question that hangs in the air on farms throughout the country.  The answer is often last minute and illconsidered. When farmers face the issue early on they can save their families much heartache and bitterness, as well as avoiding legal and tax pitfalls.

“Business succession planning is a critical part of any business strategy and simply seeks to manage the smooth transition between the current and the future owners of a business”
Small Firms Association (SFA) Assistant Director, Avine McNall

“All I can say is try and look at the situation from everybody’s angle and not just your own and try to ensure that history doesn't repeat itself.  It is such an important issue that none of us should sweep it under the carpet to be dealt with on a rainy day.  It doesn't really matter how much profit is being made if the aspirations of the family are ignored”

"Thoroughly enjoyed it - all the information was given in a smooth, calm and relaxed manner."
Quotes from a business people who have participated in a recent succession planning workshop


The Succession Conversation featured on the RTE farming and rural affairs television program,
Ear to the Ground, on 15th Jan 2009

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