Family Business Community Events

Our programme of tailored events include our flagship family business conferences, regional family business awards, exclusive family business insight events, live ‘An Audience With…’ events, educational workshops, topical debates and many more.

Held in various formats, both online and face to face, these events are designed to add value to our family businesses and those that support the sector.

A list of all our upcoming events can be found below, along with further details on each event and how to book.

Sparks Programme with Be the Business

2 – 16th March 2023

With a challenging economic environment, the digitisation of your business is more important than ever – but it’s often hard to know what the right approach is.


We’ve teamed up with Be The Business to offer a 3 week online programme to boost digital change in UK businesses. We will be bringing together groups of up to 10 family business owners/ leaders aimed (but not limited to) at businesses who employ between 3 – 30  for a three-part weekly series of online discussion workshops around successfully implementing a digital strategy.


You’ll hear from a different inspirational digital expert during each session, who will provide a 5-7-minute TED style talk targeted to spark discussion.  The facilitator will be provided with a set of open questions designed to open an insight driving discussion on the topic in question.

The three sessions will cover the following areas:

Mapping Your Digital Journey – Thursday 2nd March – 9.30am till 10.45am

Skills and leadership needed for successful digital change – Thursday 9th March – 9.30am till 10.45am

Choosing your Digital Tools – Thursday 16th March – 9.30am till 10.45am


*This is a funded programme via Be the Business and the ask is that you are able to commit and attend all three sessions, it does require a small deposit of £30 that is  refundable after you have completed the 3 sessions If you’re interested in joining the programme, please click the book now link. 

North West Family Business Awards 2023

Friday 19 May 2023

The North West Family Business Awards are organised and run by The Family Business Community, and provide a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate with family businesses from across the North West Our 2023 awards will be held on Friday 19th May at the Concorde Conference Centre, Manchester airport.  This fantastic and iconic venue offers a great stage to crown our North West family business winners in 2023! 


Co-hosting the Awards, alongside Sue Howorth and Dave Clarkson will be the renowned food and drink broadcaster and writer, Nigel Barden. With numerous radio and TV shows under his belt, Nigel works on the Simon Mayo Drivetime Show on Greatest Hits Radio and specialises in promoting British ingredients and artisan producers, particularly in his role as chairman of judges for The Great Taste Awards and as a host at Tom Kerridge’s ‘Pub in the Park’ festivals.


If you are a family business from Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, or Merseyside then the North West Family Business Awards are for you. We look to celebrate family businesses of all shapes and sizes, from across all sectors and industries.


We aim to offer something a little different, and are sure those who attended would agree that we are not a run of the mill awards, instead focusing on creating a warm, welcoming and vibrant atmosphere in which to celebrate and dance the night away. 


To apply or nominate a business, or to find out more about our Awards or sponsorship opportunities, visit our website