Welcome

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 businessses 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

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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.

Conference

Learn from and network with family businesses large and small, including some of the country’s finest at our Family Business Conference.

Blog

Farming Partnerships – please, please put it in writing!

is the advice given by Jonathan Carroll, Head of Agriculture at top legal firm, Cartmell Shepherd. Yet again a farming family dispute has led to huge legal costs, when a decent partnership agreement would have prevented it for a tiny fraction of the sums lost. The...

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...

Check out our galleries

Yorkshire Family Business Launch Event July 2018

Castle Industrial Supplies Ltd Insight Event July 2018

Family Business Awards 2018

The Moody Cow Family Business Insight Event May 2018

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.

Media

Cumbria legal firm sets precedent in groundbreaking apprentice move

A TOP law firm has joined the country’s elite - by appointing a rising star as its first solicitor apprentice. The coveted traineeships are usually the reserve of big city firms, but Cartmell Shepherd has stepped up and made history in Cumbria.  The move to offer the...

High five for legal firm after it is named in national top 100 list!

Cartmell Shepherd is the only law firm in Cumbria to make the national Lex 100, which is based on reviews submitted by trainees. The business is ‘friendly, outgoing and goes out of its way to help people,’ according to the list publishers.  The Lex verdict read:...

Contact

sue@fambiznet.co.uk

07866 536050

The Family Business Network Ltd

Pattinson House
Beresford Road
Windermere
Cumbria
LA23 2JG

The Family Business Network Ltd

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The Menagerie, Escrick
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