FamBiz Advisory

Specialist advisory services for family business owners and leaders

Most family business owners and leaders require the support of a trusted adviser at some point in their journeys and our FamBiz Advisory service is tailored to support those needs.

Our FamBiz Advisory Service benefits from specialist knowledge within our team that can offer not only coaching and mentoring, but also access to peer support, business and personal development programmes and a wider network of professional guidance.

Why Us?

Where we differ from other professional business coaches is in our specialist family business knowledge and hands on experience. Having regular engagement through our network of family businesses over many years, our level of understanding about the rational and emotional make-up of how a family business operate is key in being able to effectively advise owners and leaders. 

We are confident that no matter what the situation or requirement, we will have come across the same or similar before and therefore cannot only offer effective advice, but we can also provide contacts with the sector to reach out to you for peer support.

” It’s about having an adviser by your side when the time is right. It’s about having an advisor there and knowing there will be rational times and emotional times. It’s about having an advisor who knows when to step in and give direction, and when to hold back and just listen ” 

~ Dave Clarkson,  The Family Business Community ~

What we offer

We provide the RIGHT support for YOU and YOUR BUSINESS at the appropriate time.

We offer 1:1 coaching and mentoring, personal and business development programmes and the facilitation of workshops.

We can signpost you to other family businesses and specialist non-family leaders for specific guidance.

We can also help with requirements and processes for semi and permanent NXD roles within your business.

Advisory needs we can help with:


  • 1:1 coaching
  • Business strategy evaluation/ creation
  • Family Business succession/ exit planning & support
  • Next generation transitioning support
  • Role-specific people development
  • Support with key decision making
  • Conflict management facilitation



“Having worked with Dave, Sue and the team at the Family Business Community on other projects in the past, they were the obvious choice for us when it came to reviewing and renewing our team values, purpose and vision. They understood our team dynamics and as such we got excellent results from the workshops.

We now have a great set of values, a vision, purpose and proposition and an essence that has captured our business completely and succinctly. We know that should we need further support they are only a phone call or email away. Thank you. “Kate Balchin, Wold Top Brewery

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“Dave and Sue have recently supported us to deliver a core brand values project, in order to capture the heart of who we are and how we do things as a team and business. As our business grows, we felt it was important to encapsulate our purpose and core values, to ensure that, along with new members joining the team, we are all heading in the same direction and continue to build on our success in a similar way, together.

As a family business, ensuring that our team was involved in this process was really key to us and Sue & Dave helped us to navigate the best way to engage and excite our whole business at every stage.

The project has resulted in a defined purpose, brand wheel and set of core brand values, to which everyone is aligned with and we’re now ready to feed these into our internal and external communications, processes and everyday ways of working.” – Jennifer Hollingshead of First Trace Heating

How to get started

The best place to start is with a conversation. Every situation is different and our advisory team are here to help you either directly through our own business advisory and coaching support or through our network of trusted and experienced external NXD’s. We also have the benefit of many families in our network going through different stages in their lives and when appropriate we can introduce you to hear from their experiences first-hand. So, if you feel you need some guidance for your business then please get in touch.

Using the contact form at the bottom of this page, please send us your details and we will arrange a call or online meeting to discuss your requirements.


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The Family Business Community

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