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 & Director

Dave Clarkson

Director

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

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...

When is the right time to sell your business?

Two weeks ago we published a blog from one of our network partners, Seven Investment Management, on the importance of family business owners having a sound exit strategy. Today, their second article in the 'business exit' series talks about how business owners can...

Our Network Partners

News Articles

The future of trustee and governance consultation

Network partner and pensions specialist, Western Pension Solutions have released an article on the changes in store for poorly governed pensions schemes and what the findings of a recent consultation may mean for this sector. Read their thoughts here: "Proposals to...

Conference inspires family businesses

In the August issue of the Lincoln Bailgate Independant magazine, The Family Business Network have got a super double page spread which reviews our inaugural conference in the East Midlands. Read the full article below: "Family business could lead the way in...

Photo galleries

National Family Business Show 9 May 2019

The National Family Business Show organised by Family Business United in partnership with The Family Business Network, Dorcas Media & Mairi Mickel's Business Families took place at York Racecourse in May. The event showcases the sector with numerous businesses...

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This is Cumbria exhibit at Farm Shop & Deli Show

This is Cumbria is a collective of dynamic Cumbrian producers and craftspeople formed in 2018 with a passion for producing fine goods inspired by the breath taking landscape of the county. The group aims to showcase the very best food, drink and produce from across...

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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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