Jam-packed Family Business Conference Agenda Announced

The Family Business Conference 2018 will welcome family business owners and experts from across the country on Thursday 11th October. Nineteen family businesses are contributing to the line up on the day, sharing insight, personal stories and more with the delegates....

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...

Is your business growth suffering due to the tight job market?

Peter Fleming of Business Doctors offers 3 solutions to deal with the productivity conundrum. The national unemployment rate of 4% is the lowest since 1975. Cumbria’s unemployment is 1.9% based on 5,665 claimants out of work. Unemployment across the  region; Barrow,...

Cartmell Shepherd proud to make prestigious business awards shortlist

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...


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