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The Family Business Conference 2018
Thursday 11th October 08:30 – 15:45
Castle Green Hotel, Kendal
The third annual conference for family businesses looking to learn from and network with successful peers in an open, safe and friendly environment. Contributions and speakers from over twelve highly-respected family business leaders of companies old, new, large and small. Truly the highlight in the family business calendar.
Speakers & Contributors confirmed to date:
Denys Shortt OBE – DCS Group UK
John Stevenson MP
David & Graham Jenkins – Pioneer Foodservices
Lynne Mallinson - Country Puddings
Professor Carole Howorth - Chair of Sustainable and Ethical Entrepreneurship, University of York
Sarah Dunning – Westmorland Family
Roger Smith – Thomas Graham & Sons
Hannah Barlow – Dunsters Farm Ltd
Ian & Janet Hartley – Out of Eden
Andrew, Joanne & Yasmine Hunter – Grasmere Gingerbread
Sue & Peter Jackson – Heart of the Lakes
Martin Rayner – Lakeland
Phil Wild – James Cropper PLC
Emma Porter & John Story – Story Homes and Story Contracting
Howard, Tim, Joe & Joan Heaton – Westmorland Sheepskins
Mark Sugden – John W. Laycock
The Hill Family – Roland Hill Ltd
Dan Scott – PHX Training
Jonathan & Caroline Kaye – Cedar Manor Hotel
Presenters to date:
Sue Howorth – The Family Business Network Ltd
Dave Clarkson – Langleys Solicitors
Paul Andrews – Family Business United
Grant Seaton – Cumberland Building Society
James Higgins – 32 West
Andy Beeforth OBE – Cumbria Community Foundation
Jacqui Jackson – Thomas Jardine & Co
Grahame Lamont – Lamont Pridmore
Steve Howard – Business Doctor Lakes & Dales
Thank you to our conference partners:
Cumberland Building Society
Business Doctor Lakes & Dales
The Family Business Network Ltd
The Family Business Network Ltd
4 Bramleys Barn
The Menagerie, Escrick
York, YO19 6ET
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