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 and our aim is to deliver a safe and trusted environment for peer to peer learning; creating experiences of value and insight for family businessses and the generations working within them. Tailored family business events include our insight events, topical discussions, our annual flagship family business conference and awards ceremonies.
Founded by Sue Howorth in 2014, the network has developed an engaged community of family businesses and those that support the sector. The network has also become the voice for family businesses across many regions of the country, originating in Cumbria and evolving to include Lancashire , Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and surrounding areas.
We offer a safe and encouraging peer to peer environment that facilitates and fosters positive change, growth and sustainability for family businesses. Unlike many other similar organisations, the Family Business Network is not a membership model meaning that as a family business, you have complete control over what events, support or help you need. We offer knowledgeable signposting and support to relevant assistance, advice, mentoring and investment channels, ensuring that the needs of family businesses remain at the heart of what we do.
All of our bespoke events are designed with family business needs at their heart.
Get behind the scenes of some of the country’s best family businesses at one of our Insight events.
Dig deeper into specific family business issues at one of our Family Business Workshops.
Learn from and network with family businesses large and small, including some of the country’s finest at our Family Business Conference.
Running your own business comes with many challenges, says Cumbria and North Lancashire Business Doctor, Peter Fleming. Being part of a family-run businesses brings some further underlying obstacles, which can lead to increased pressures. Armstrong Watson recently...
Peer to peer learning essentially refers to a method of learning without any implied authority to any individual. For us, here at The Family Business Network its right at the heart of what we do and why the network exists. The network enables the family businesses to...
says David Hamer of Cark-in-Cartmel based, digital marketing company Make us Visible. "The Cartmel peninsula is largely thought of as something of a ‘small, quiet, picturesque, and rural area ’ and this would not be far wrong. However, our local businesses are far...
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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.
After its huge success last year, Samantha Gargett of Elton Business Support & Elton Finance called upon businesses to join her Christmas "Elton Elf" campaign and she has secured some amazing donation pledges for Eden Valley Hospice/Jigsaw and CFM Cash for Kids....
A LEGAL company has launched a service which offers free will reviews for residents of West Cumbria. Staff at the Dovenby branch of Cartmell Shepherd are welcoming local residents to join them for a 30 minute consultation. They have decided to offer this service...
The Family Business Network together with Langleys Solicitors are to host a regular column in the monthly Lincoln-based Independent magazine. The column will be focusing on the different challenges faced by family businesses through the experiences of local companies....
The Family Business Network Ltd
The Family Business Network Ltd
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The Menagerie, Escrick
York, YO19 6ET
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