All events

All of our bespoke events are designed with family business needs at their heart. 

Our programme of tailored events include our flagship family business conferences, regional family business awards, exclusive family business insight events, live ‘An Audience With…’ events, educational workshops, topical debates and many more.

Held in various formats, both online and face to face, these events are designed to add value to our family businesses and those that support the sector.

Whether you are celebrating alongside peers at one of our Awards ceremonies, listening to respected leaders at one of our conferences, hearing the unique story behind a family business at one of our insight events or tackling specific family business topics at one of our learning events, you will always be benefiting from the shared experiences, knowledge and support of your peers in business, as well as making valuable contacts within a safe environment.

A list of all our upcoming events can be found below, along with further details on each event and how to book.

Exploring the social impact of purpose-driven family businesses – RECORDING OF LIVE EVENT

Online event held live on 17 June 2021


Hear the recording of an online family business event by The Family Business Network in partnership with Investors in Community.

The event explores the concept of ‘Social Impact’ and how this is identified, measured, valued and demonstrated by family businesses and their teams. Discussions also consider how family values relate to business values and purpose.

Hear from keynote speakers Tom McGinness (Global Leader of Family Business -KPMG Private Enterprise, UK), Philip Webb (Founder and CEO of Investors in Community), and Ivan Baldwin (Marketing and Business Development at Bechtel Corporation), listen to family business leaders sharing their stories and insight, and a group of next gens explore their vision and aspirations for the future.

Tickets can be purchased via at a cost of £20+VAT. (£10 from each ticket will be donated to charity).

Links to the recorded sessions will be sent out by email after purchase. 

An Audience with… family business event in partnership with Wakefield BID

Date TBC
Qubana, Wakefield

The second in a series of ‘Audience with’ events hosted by our Directors, Sue Howorth and Dave Clarkson, in partnership with Wakefield BID. Our hosts will present a live face to face event in conversation with two Wakefield family businesses: OE Electrics (David Masters) and Access North (Berenice Northcott). You will hear first hand business insight as we uncover their unique stories. A live Q&A session will follow.

The event will take place at Qubana in Wakefield and will include a two course lunch.

Provisional Agenda:


Sit down two course lunch

In Conversation with two Wakefield family businesses: David Masters – Group MD at OE Electrics & Berenice Northcott – MD at Access North (including live Q&A)

Close of event

Places will be limited in line with Covid-19 restrictions.

Tickets cost £25 inc VAT.

North West Family Business Awards 2022

2022 Date tbc 
Venue tbc


The North West Family Business Awards are organised and run by The Family Business Network, and provide a fantastic opportunity for family businesses of all shapes and sizes to share and celebrate their success stories.

The inaugural North West Family Business Awards in 2020 took off in first class style, beneath the wings of the Concorde at Manchester Airport.

We are fully committed to celebrating the North West’s amazing family businesses in 2022 with #NWFBA2021, however are currently unable to give a date for our awards ceremony due to covid-19.

How we do this is still in the planning, as it is our intention to host a live Awards ceremony, rather than one online to protect the vibrant and special atmosphere of the NWFB Awards! With this in mind, we are holding off setting a definite date until things are a little clearer, all the while keeping the health and safety of our attendees and our team at the front of our minds.

In the meantime, we would invite you to make an expression of interest so that when the time comes, you will be best placed to get that application form in and begin your #NWFBA2021 journey.

To register your interest, or find out more,  please visit the website here


07866 536050

The Family Business Network Ltd

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