The Family Business
Conference – East Midlands 2020


The Family Business Network launched the first Family Business Conference in Lincoln in July 2019.  An already popular event in the family business calendar in Cumbria, the Family Business Conference is a great opportunity for family business owners looking to learn from and network with like-minded individuals and the best family business leaders in their region. The event was held at the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln and featured contributions from highly-respected leaders of family businesses both old and new, large and small, in addition to family business experts and professionals that support the sector.

Featuring an inspirational line-up of speakers, interactive topical discussions and live interviews, the conference was designed to highlight the strengths of family businesses, look at the challenges facing this important sector and to offer valuable family business insights through peer to peer learning. The conference attracted family business owners and leaders and those associated with the sector, that supports 12 million jobs in the UK.




“The family business sector is such a vital part of the UK economy and whilst the economic and political climate present challenges ahead, the role of our Network and events like the Family Business Conference is to offer a unique environment for family businesses to hear other family business stories that we hope will inspire current and future generations.

There is a fantastic diversity of family businesses around Lincolnshire and and they all have an interesting story to share.  We hope that the conference will give those businesses attending plenty of valuable ideas and lessons to take away with them” – Sue Howorth, Founder of The Family Business Network

2019 Speakers and Contributors

Cal Bailey

N G Bailey

Phoebe Bagnall


Guy Schanschieff MBE

Bambino Mio

Melanie Tillett

Tilletts Clothing

Jon Perkins

Baresca Tapas Limited

Perkins Family

Jason Freezer

Bright Side Vets

Christopher Oughtred

William Jackson Food Group

Kepak Group

Ted Fuller

Lincoln International Business School

Peter Denby

Denby Transport

Sam Kirk


David Williams

3W Growth

Annabel Jackson Prow

The Wilson Organisation

2019 Presenters

Sue Howorth
The Family Business Network Ltd

Dave Clarkson
The Family Business Network Ltd

Emma Brealey
Petwood Hotel 

Paul Andrews
Family Business United

James Pinchbeck
Streets Accountants 

Our 2019 Lincolnshire Conference partners

Our 2019 Lincolnshire Conference supporting sponsors

Our 2019 Lincolnshire Conference Media partners

Media Zone

2019 Lincoln Conference Image Gallery link

Below: Video clips from the 2019 Family Business Conference  – Lincoln

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