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.
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.
Cartmell Shepherd, key partner of The Family Business Network have been shortlisted for a prestigious award and have spoken of their delight after learning they were among more than 200 businesses to enter. As one of the county’s leading law firms, Cartmell Shepherd...
Peter Fleming meets some of Cumbria’s inspirational family businesses and discovers the benefits of networking.
Peter recently discovered how getting out of the office could dramatically increase his 'inspiration quota'. Attending Cartmell Shepherd’s Summer Social on Thursday 2nd August proved not only an excellent opportunity to network, but hearing stories shared by some...
Sue Howorth says family firms have plenty of opportunities to learn from each other over the next few months
This month I have been learning from Professor Carole Howorth (sadly no relation) about busting the beliefs and myths of family businesses. Some of this insightful information will be shared at The Family Business Conference on October 11, but we got a flavour of...
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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.
Announced today, Hawkshead Relish have once again triumphed at the Great Taste Awards adding another 5 awards to their prestigious collection. The NEW Black Garlic Pickle collected the highest star rating for an individual product, which takes their total to over 60...
AN event held to give an insight into family businesses had guests transfixed as speakers from three companies gave searingly honest accounts of the challenges they have faced. More than 100 people gathered for the Cartmell Shepherd Summer Social, an event held at...
Members of the business elite will gather in the most stunning of settings to celebrate family businesses and all they achieve. The much-anticipated Cartmell Shepherd Summer Social will be held at Warwick Hall on August 2 in association with The Family Business...
The Family Business Network Ltd
The Family Business Network Ltd
4 Bramleys Barn
The Menagerie, Escrick
York, YO19 6ET
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