The Family Business Network is a trusted community for collaboration and learning.
We provide a safe and encouraging peer to peer environment that facilitates and fosters positive change, growth and sustainability for family businesses; creating experiences of value and insight for family businesses and the generations working within them.
Founded by Sue Howorth in 2014, who now works alongside her Co- Director Dave Clarkson and an extended team, the network has developed an engaged community of family businesses and those that support the sector. The network is the voice for family businesses across many regions of the country, originating in Cumbria and evolving across the North West, North East, Yorkshire & Humberside and East Midlands.
Unlike many other similar organisations, the Family Business Network is not a membership model meaning that as family businesses, you have complete control over what events, support or help you need.
Sue Howorth & Dave Clarkson
Our Family Business Conferences
Cumbria 8th October 2020
Nottingham 2nd July 2020
All Upcoming Events
All of our bespoke events are designed with family business needs at their heart.
Get behind the scenes of some of the country’s best family businesses at one of our Insight events.
Dig deeper into specific family business issues at one of our Family Business Workshops.
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.
After hosting a panel discussion with some high profile family and non-family business leaders at our East Midlands Family Business Conference in July, James Pinchbeck, Marketing Partner at Streets Chartered Accountants talks about the pro's and con's of making...
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...
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...
Our Network Partners
ONE of the newest members of a top legal firm’s 100-strong team has spoken of his delight at joining the company. Nick Devlin, who along with wife Georgina has recently moved to Cumbria from East Anglia, says he had always hoped he would one day be a member of the...
Cumbria and Lancashire based Accountants (and Network partner), RfM Accountants have recently drawn our attention to an important chance affecting company car tax in 2020. Many of our family businesses will be affected by the changes coming into effect from April 2020...
Cumbrian food business Ginger Bakers is the latest participant in the Be The Business Northwest Family Business Advisory Boards programme. This programme is designed to help family businesses to look objectively at a number of key areas such as creating new products...
Images from the Eva's Organics family business insight event on 11th July 2019. Guests were treated to a welcome talk from the family, tour of the farm and production facilities and then to sample some of the hand-made organic Apple juice that is produced on the...read more
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!read more
Photos from the celebration of British family business that saw the winners of the 2019 Family Business of the Year Awards crowned at the prestigious May Fair Hotel in London. Event run by Family Business United in partnership with The Family Business Network.read more
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