The Family Business Network

The Family Business Network

The Family Business Network


Business Advice   Networking   Conferences  

Windermere Rd, Staveley, Kendal LA8, UK

07866 536050

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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.

Carefully designed family business events include our insight events, topical discussions, our family business conferences and awards ceremonies.

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.

Day Open Open time Close time
Sunday Closed
Monday Open 9:00am 5:00pm
Tuesday Open 9:00am 5:00pm
Wednesday Open 9:00am 5:00pm
Thursday Open 9:00am 5:00pm
Friday Open 9:00am 5:00pm
Saturday Closed


Jobs (1)

Business Support Administrator (Apprentice role)

Closing: 27/01/2020

Position: Permanent

Hours: Full-time


Category: Business services

Job Description To provide administrative support for The Family Business Network. Working alongside and reporting to the Project Coordinator on...

Awards (1)

The North West Family Business Awards

Date: 06/03/2020

The brand new North West Family Business Awards organised by The Family Business Network will take place in the Concorde...

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At Rachael Bell Wealth Management we are so excited to have become a partner of The Family Business Network in Cumbria. We have previously sponsored the Food & Drink Producers category at the Family Business Awards and attended the Family Business Conferences. We have thoroughly enjoyed each event and there is a distinct atmosphere which you do not experience elsewhere. There is such a feeling of community and support at each event. We love the whole ethos of the Network and we learn something new every time. It is a network where the family businesses and entrepreneurs celebrate each other’s success and learn from one another’s difficult times in business. I think most of all, we are very proud of the amazing family businesses and entrepreneurs we have in Cumbria and we want to support, promote and be part of this fabulous community.