Welcome

Running a family business can be all consuming and The Family Business Network Ltd was created to help.

We are the pivot point for family businesses looking for a safe environment to learn from each other, find relevant news, relevant events and access innovative additional support when needed. Founded by Sue Howorth in 2014 the network originally started via support from the Cumbria Growth Hub. The network has since developed and as of June 2016 the network became it’s own company so Sue could continue her role as Family Business Ambassador and be the voice for family businesses across the region. Through Sue’s award winning work in Cumbria . The Family Business Network has now evolved to include Lancashire , Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and surrounding areas. We love signposting family businesses to relevant assistance, advice, or investment channels but equally thrive on our family business orientated events. Our Insight  days, workshops  and flagship Family Business Conference  are all designed with family businesses’ needs at their heart. We also work in collaborative partnerships with family business specialists and other national family business associations and networks.

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Events

All of our bespoke events are designed with family business needs at their heart.

Insight Events

Get behind the scenes of some of the country’s best family businesses at one of our Insight events.

Workshops

Dig deeper into specific family business issues at one of our Family Business Workshops.

Conference

Learn from and network with family businesses large and small, including some of the country’s finest at our Family Business Conference.

Blog

Why having a succession plan in place is vital for your business…

writes managing director of Cartmell Shepherd, Peter Stafford. It is probably the one thing you continue to put at the bottom of your increasingly big to-do list. In fact you may not even be entirely sure what one is. Setting aside a little time to get things sorted...

A stitch in time…

By Nick Heath, Head of Business Development, Seven Investment Management …saves nine is a proverb that I learned as a child. While those of you hoping for a lesson in sewing from me will be disappointed, I’m confident that the phrase’s theoretical point will be...

What makes family businesses unique?

Sue Howorth, founder of The Family Business Network has been speaking topically about the make-up of family businesses and what makes them unique. "Recently there have been many discussions focused around family versus commercial culture and how to create a lasting...

Check out our galleries

Yorkshire Family Business Launch Event July 2018

Castle Industrial Supplies Ltd Insight Event July 2018

Family Business Awards 2018

The Moody Cow Family Business Insight Event May 2018

This cultural and ancient natural landscape is home to a buzzing family business community, with the majority of the county’s businesses being family run…nearly 90%.  Keep up to date with family business stories and events from Cumbria.

God’s own country has it all, from seaside towns to spirited cities and everything in between. Yorkshire is home to a host of both traditional and progressive family businesses. Keep up to date with family business stories and events from Yorkshire.

From vibrant cities to rolling english countryside, the Red Rose county is made more colourful with its family businesses both old and new. Keep up to date with family business stories and events in Lancashire.

There is a real diverse range of family businesses in Lincolnshire situated across attractive hamlets, villages and market towns. Lincoln itself, as well as being steeped in history is recognised as world leader in engineering and aviation. Keep up to date with family business stories and events in Lincolnshire.

Media

30 years and counting for Cumbrian printers

This September Cerberus is celebrating 30 years in business by hosting an event for all of their valued customers as a way of saying thank you.  The company is a family business through and through, originally set up by Trish and Clive Burnham in the market town of...

Contact

sue@fambiznet.co.uk

07866 536050

The Family Business Network Ltd

Pattinson House
Beresford Road
Windermere
Cumbria
LA23 2JG

The Family Business Network Ltd

4 Bramleys Barn
The Menagerie, Escrick
York, YO19 6ET

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