The Family Business Community is a trusted network for collaboration and learning.

We unite the family business community to provide a voice, a sense of belonging and an environment for learning and development. We create unique and valuable peer to peer contact and opportunities for generations of families to share their experiences and insight.

Our calendar of online and face to face events and family business programmes includes  insight events, conferences, regional awards, development boards and peer group sessions.

Additional services include private advisory, coaching and mentoring, video production, media and PR, senior level recruitment  and our annual subscription service with access to our online learning material.

Overall, the community is an influential voice for family businesses across the UK and has a global reach.




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These include a bespoke PR service, a simple yet cost-effective PR distribution service, a video production service and a specialist recruitment service. Each of our unique FamBiz services utilises our extensive knowledge of the sector, along with the niche expertise and resources of our service partners.

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News Articles
ESG – People over Profit

ESG – People over Profit

ESG... It's taken a while to get my head around it to be honest. How do you most effectively measure the impact your business has environmentally? What about the impact it has socially? How transparent and accountable is your business?  And why should any business...

Legal firm welcomes back former trainee to Family Law team

Legal firm welcomes back former trainee to Family Law team

An experienced Family Law solicitor has returned to the law firm where she completed her training and student placement. Shannon Bateson has rejoined Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors as a fully-fledged Family Law solicitor, dealing with all aspects of marital law,...

New rustic wedding venue created in the Lake District

New rustic wedding venue created in the Lake District

The wedding industry is an area many businesses are diversifying into, but if you've been farmers all your life how do you cater for such a different market? For decades Keld Farm in the Upper Eden Valley has been a working farm, handed down through generations. But...


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

All Events

Click to view a full list of our upcoming events, along with further details on each event and how to book.


Click to view a full list of our upcoming events, along with further details on each event and how to book.

Photo galleries
The Family Business MidiCon – Oct 2021

The Family Business MidiCon – Oct 2021

The Family Business MidiCon - North West was held on Thursday 21 October at The Auctioneer in Carlisle. The MidiCon North West was the first in our new series of tailored, regional family business conferences and featured a dynamic line up of engaging regional...

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FamBiz Netwalk 2021

FamBiz Netwalk 2021

Photos from the first ever FamBiz Netwalk which took place on the 1st October 2021. There were two choices of walks, the first being Helvellyn via Whiteshide from Glenridding and the second being Howtown to Glenridding via Martindale with Ullswater Steamers. It was a...

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NWFBA 2020 Awards Night

NWFBA 2020 Awards Night

Photos from the North West Family Business Awards ceremony, held in the Concorde Hangar at The Runway Visitor Park, Manchester Airport on March 6th 2020.  It was a sparkling celebration of the finest family businesses across the North West, hosted by television and...

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Our first ever @YHFBA2022 is taking place on 11 Nov 2022 at 📍Headingley Stadium, Leeds!


As ever, the Awards are FREE to enter. To find out more, read our latest e-shot 👉 https://mailchi.mp/a01aa64deb58/enter-the-north-west-family-business-awards-13461189

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