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 2019

East Midlands

Conference 2020

Nottingham 2nd July 2020

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

What next after you’ve sold your business?

Over the past 4 weeks we have published two blogs from one of our network partners, Seven Investment Management, on the importance of family business owners having a sound exit strategy. The third article in their 'business exit' series talks about the things you need...

Tomorrows customer: looking to the future with our next gen associate

Managing Director of Elton Business Support, Samantha Gargett, describes in her latest blog the importance of planning for the future of your business, particularly in terms of how you target and treat your next generation of customers... "Anyone who runs a successful...

Running a family business – avoiding common issues

Whilst there are plenty of benefits to working with your relatives, it also brings a unique set of challenges. Peter Armer of The Family Business Network partner, RfM Accountants offers some key advice to overcoming common problems when running a family business: Talk...

Our Network Partners

Media News Articles

Family Business conference in Lincoln hailed as a success

Thursday 4th July saw the inaugural Family Business Conference for the East Midlands region take place in Lincoln at the iconic International Bomber Command Centre. With a high-profile speaker line-up and packed agenda, the event was the first conference to take place...

Countryside Productivity Small Grants (CPSG) scheme Round 2 opens

On 09 July 2019 a second round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant (CPSG) scheme was announced. The RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme provides funding for projects in England which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sectors and help create...

Photo galleries

East Midlands Family Business Conference July 4th 2019

Images from our Inaugural East Midlands Family Business Conference, held at The iconic International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln on Thursday 4th July 2019 . A truly wonderful and memorable day, and we are already in the planning stages for next year!

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Family Business Insight Event at Bells of Lazonby

Images from the Family Business Insight event at Bells of Lazonby on Thursday 16th May 2019 at Edenholme Bakery in Lazonby. The event included hearing the personal story behind the creation and evolution of the family business as told by second generation custodian...

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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.

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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