A trusted community for collaboration and learning

WE CONNECT the family business community to provide a voice, a sense of belonging and an environment for learning and development. We create unique and valuable peer to peer contact and opportunities for generations of families in business to share their experiences and insight.

WE DEVELOP AND SHARE research, key news and provide a platform for great story telling about the history, journey and challenges family businesses go through. We have next generation groups, start-up innovators, sector pioneers and sage advice from families past and present on succession planning and other key topics to help families gain a sustainable future.

WE NURTURE AND ENCOURAGE collaborations and helps source the right people to work in and across our family business community.

WE RUN EVENTS; our programme of online and face to face events includes family case studies, topical debates, exclusive insight events, conferences, regional awards, development boards and peer group sessions.

WE SUPPORT YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS through our range of additional services for family businesses, that include PR and Media distribution, Video storytelling, the recruitment of senior hires and NED roles, HR consultancy, as well as advisory support for development of businesses and individuals.



Sue Howorth & Dave Clarkson

Our Story

Established in 2014, under the leadership of Co-Directors Sue Howorth and Dave Clarkson together with their extended team, our network has developed an engaged community of family businesses, influencers and partners that support the sector.

We are not a membership model but do have a subscription channel for additional content and family business interviews which our network really values.

Overall, the Network is a global connected community. 


Watch our short film that highlights who we are and what we do, here at The Family Business Network!



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Less than two days to go before our North West MidiCon! ⌛⌛⌛

Join us on Thursday for a line up of engaging regional speakers, panel discussions on topical #familybusiness issues, #storytelling and #networking sessions.

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We're looking forward to @MattBennett_DRB from @DRBEngineering joining us at our MidiCon on Thursday so that he can tell the next chapter of his story...

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