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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 looking for a safe environment to learn from each other, find relevant news, relevant events and access innovative additional support when needed. Founded by Sue Howorth in 2014 the network originally started via support from the Cumbria Growth Hub. The network has since developed and as of June 2016 the network became it’s own company so Sue could continue her role as Family Business Ambassador and be the voice for family businesses across the region. Through Sue’s award winning work in Cumbria . The Family Business Network has now evolved to include Lancashire , Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and surrounding areas. We love signposting family businesses to relevant assistance, advice, or investment channels but equally thrive on our family business orientated events. Our Insight  days, workshops  and flagship Family Business Conference  are all designed with family businesses’ needs at their heart. We also work in collaborative partnerships with family business specialists and other national family business associations and networks.

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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.

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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.

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The Family Business Conference 2018

Thursday 11th October 08:30 – 15:45
Castle Green Hotel, Kendal

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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
Cartmell Shepherd
7IM
Business Doctor Lakes & Dales
Lamont Pridmore
Wrapped Agency

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

4 Bramleys Barn
The Menagerie, Escrick
York, YO19 6ET

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