Family businesses are fundamental to Cumbria, from the many small businesses that make up the backbone of the Cumbrian economy to well known Cumbrian names such as Bells of Lazonby, Story Group and Lakeland.
Running your own business is always challenging, but working with your family brings an added dimension.
That’s why Cumbria Business Growth Hub set up the Family Business Network. The initiative has proved to be of such value to Cumbrian family businesses that the Network, which was established with funding from the European Regional Development Fund and Defra, is now going from strength to strength without the need for public funding, operated by The Family Business Network Ltd.
It’s open to any family business in the county, whether multi-generational or just two or more current family members.
A core element of the offer is InSight events through which family businesses share insights and talk candidly about the business and family business challenges, often with a company tour. They’re also a great opportunity to network outside the family with others facing similar challenges. InSight events to date have included contributors such as Lakeland, Warburtons, Holker Group. McLures and SN Group.
To find out more contact Sue Howorth at The Family Business Network Ltd on 07866 536050 – email firstname.lastname@example.org