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.


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.

Event details


Insight Events

An Evening With Alison O’Neill – The Shepherdess

29th November
The Exhibition Hall at Junction 36
NWA Junction 36 Rural Auction House, Crooklands , Kendal, LA7 7FP


Get to know the real ‘Shepherdess’ – Alison O’Neill. The ‘one woman farm’ and will be sharing her inspirational story with host Sue Howorth at this intimate occasion. Learn the highs, lows and history as well as what’s ahead for 2019 and beyond. Both professionally and personally Alison felt now was the right time to share her story.

Event Hosted by Sue Howorth
Supported by Enterprise Answers


IoD North West | Family Business Roundtable – Planning for 2019

15th November
09:00 – 12:30
Mercure Bolton Georgian House Hotel, Bolton


This is the first IoD North West Family Business Roundtable, where we aim to bring together leaders from family businesses of all shapes and sizes to benefit from each other’s expertise and that of specialists where appropriate.

The first meeting is timed to help you prepare and plan for 2019.

We will bring a business performance-based approach, covering:

  • How family businesses can compete and prosper against corporates
  • Attracting ambitious talent into family businesses
  • Capital investment and working capital options
  • Growth strategies for second and third generation family businesses (including structuring and tax efficiency)
  • Employing family members, and when to delegate control to non family members
  • R&D
  • Succession planning and selling your business
  • Future meetings – do we want them, where, when, etc.

The discussion will be facilitated to be flexible around the needs and preferences of attendees on the day.

In addition to peer support from each other, expert advice will be available from outside organisations (likely to include Kuits, KJG and Manchester Growth Hub)


07866 536050

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