Welcome

Running a family business can be all consuming and The Family Business Network Ltd was created to help.

We are the go-to 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. 

Sue Howorth
Founder

Dave Clarkson

Our Family Business Conferences

Cumbria

Conference 2019

Cumbria 10th October

Lincolnshire

Conference 2019

Lincolnshire 4th July 2019

All Upcoming Events

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.

Workshops

Dig deeper into specific family business issues at one of our Family Business Workshops.

Conferences

Learn from and network with family businesses large and small, hear from family business experts and engage in topical discussions at one of our Family Business Conferences.

Partners Blog

How to make a grand exit from your business

Network partner, Seven Investment Management talk about the importance of family business owners having a sound exit strategy in this month's blog: "Advice to entrepreneurs usually focuses on growth – raising finance, taking on staff, expansion into new premises or...

The top three questions to ask when choosing your financial adviser

When it comes to your finances, the right adviser is worth their weight in gold, says Family Business Network Partner, Seven Investment Management. But to find one you have to ask the right questions. Read their top tips: "Car test drives, dating, school open days,...

Our Network Partners

Media News Articles

CHARITY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF GIVING WITH EXHIBITION & BOOK

“GIVING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD” is the title of Cumbria Community Foundation’s celebratory year after two decades of life-changing work in the county.  It is also the title of its new book and as the title suggests, it’s not just a look back at the amazing things the...

Funding awarded to local groups in Barrow

Charitable causes in and around the Barrow area have received a share of more than £36,000 to provide support to some of the most disadvantaged people across the peninsular. Four community groups and one young person received a share of the funds at Cumbria Community...

Initial line-up for flagship Cumbria Conference announced

The vibrant initial line-up for The Family Business Conference 2019 has been announced. The conference which takes place on Thursday 10th October at The Shepherds in Carlisle is our fourth annual conference and will welcome family business owners from across the...

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.

Contact

sue@fambiznet.co.uk

07866 536050

The Family Business Network Ltd

Windermere Road
Staveley
Kendal
Cumbria
LA8 9PL

The Family Business Network Ltd

The Pallion, Whinchat Hall
Skipwith Road, Escrick
York, YO19 6EJ

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