April 16, 2024

The establishment Les Pères Nature, effectively established in Beauce, may attempt to make a breakthrough within the Quebec area if we depend on its new proprietor, the daughter of the founder, Maréva Bédard.

“I’m a staff participant and need to proceed to construct the corporate,” stated Ms. Bédard, who’s 34 years outdated.

This want to develop may result in one or two extra branches, probably within the Quebec area.

Final Thursday, she grew to become sole proprietor of the household enterprise, after a course of that started a number of months, if not years, in the past. Les Pères Nature is a whole meals corridor with butcher store, pastry store, fishmonger, cheese manufacturing unit, restaurant and catering companies, all beneath one roof.

“I’d say it’s all the time been in me. “From a younger age, I stated my dream was to proceed my father’s enterprise,” she instructed the Journal.

Ms Bédard was not but born when her father Clément, who died final summer season, based the corporate in 1977. Though she started working in varied capacities on the age of 14, she devoted herself to this work full-time in her early twenties.

Les Pères Nature is a whole meals corridor with butcher store, pastry store, fishmonger, cheese manufacturing unit, restaurant and catering companies, all beneath one roof. Picture Claire Delefortrie

At this time, Les Pères Nature employs simply over 230 folks with two branches, one in Sainte-Marie and the opposite in Saint-Georges. Till just lately, earlier than the modifications, Ms Bédard ran the corporate collectively along with her three brothers, all of whom had been equal house owners.

The truth that she is aware of all of the ins and outs of the corporate has managed to offer confidence to lenders, as financing within the context of a enterprise switch may be seen as an impediment.

Les Pères Nature: At the age of 34, she takes over the management of the family business

The Les Pères Nature retailer in Saint-Georges de Beauce. (Picture Claire Delefortrie) Picture Claire Delefortrie

“Banks prefer to know that they will belief whoever is taking on. At the moment I nonetheless owned 25% of the corporate, regardless that I used to be already a shareholder.”

Household succession in Quebec

In keeping with Pierre Graff, president and CEO of the Regroupement des Jeunes Chambres de Commerce du Québec, there are sadly too few circumstances of household succession like this in Quebec.

In keeping with him, half of household companies haven’t but discovered a successor, whereas 76% of firms within the nation will change possession within the subsequent decade.

“Meaning there isn’t a continuity in the interim,” he fears.

Between 9,000 and 12,000 Quebec companies change possession annually, based on an estimate by the Quebec Enterprise Switch Heart. Household succession accounts for about 25% of transfers.

Most important kinds of enterprise transfers

  • Household (25%)
  • Exterior (60%)
  • Inside (15%)
  • Switch success price: 87.5% after 5 years

(Supply: Quebec Enterprise Switch Heart)

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