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 businesses 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.
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Before I move onto my traditional overview of the year, I wanted to give a personal note of thanks for all your support. I am proud to be your family business ambassador and proud to champion you, your business and your future generations. Thank you for allowing me to...
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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.
Network partner, Western Pension Solutions (WPS), the specialist pensions consultancy that provides strategic and practical advice to family businesses, has announced the appointment of Margaret de Valois as Director to grow the business in the South West and North...
INDEPENDENT businesses hoping to exhibit at one of the UK’s biggest food and drink trade shows have been given a major boost. Top legal firm Cartmell Shepherd has agreed to sponsor a key section of the This is Cumbria (TiC) area at next year’s Farm Shop and Deli Show...
The Family Business Network has always supported the work of the Cumbria Community Foundation, but particularly since our founder, Sue joined the charity on its board of trustees in 2018. 2019 will see the Cumbria Community Foundation celebrate its 20th anniversary...
The Family Business Network Ltd
The Family Business Network Ltd
4 Bramleys Barn
The Menagerie, Escrick
York, YO19 6ET
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