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Lincolnshire Family Business Conference

23rd May 2019 Paul Andrews

Family Business United is delighted to be supporting the inaugural Lincolnshire Family Business Conference on 4th July at The International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln. 

Following in the wake of the established and highly successful Cumbria Family Business Conference also run by The Family Business Network, founder Sue Howorth is launching the conference in Lincolnshire for the first time, in partnership with Langleys Solicitors & Streets Accountants.

With an inspirational line-up of speakers, interactive topical discussions and live interviews, the conference is designed to highlight the strengths of family businesses, look at challenges facing this important sector and to offer valuable family business insights through peer to peer learning. The conference is aimed at family business owners and leaders and those associated with the sector, that supports 12 million jobs in the UK. 

Sue Howorth explained: “I’m incredibly excited about bringing the conference to Lincolnshire for the first time. I’ve been thrilled with the level of support and interest that we’ve received from both family businesses and supporting partners, which will in turn help us to continue to build the profile of The Family Business Network in the county and surrounding areas."

“The family business sector is such a vital part of the UK economy and whilst the economic and political climate present challenges ahead, the role of our Network and events like the Family Business Conference is to offer a unique environment for family businesses to hear other family business stories that we hope will inspire current and future generations, as well as the opportunity for peer to peer learning through our interactive discussions and interviews on the day.” 

Dave Clarkson, of Langleys Solicitors said “If you look around Lincolnshire there is a great diversity of family businesses and they all have an interesting story to share. From past conference events that we’ve run, we know that the beauty of attending the Family Business Conferences is the ideas and lessons that family businesses take away with them."

“Some of the greatest learnings in business can be sourced from those currently leading family businesses and from those who are custodians of multi-generation operations. We are lucky to have a fantastic line-up of speakers and contributors of this ilk who will be taking us through their personal challenges and successes, the highs and lows, the growth, the passion and the pride that comes from running a family business.”

James Pinchbeck of Streets Accountants added, “The vibrant, diverse and highly experienced line up has been chosen for the first Lincolnshire conference to help generate fresh thinking and includes Guy Schanschieff MBE, founder and Managing Director of Bambino Mio, one of the worlds most widely used reusable nappy brands, Cal Bailey of NG Bailey, the UK’s leading independent engineering and services business, Phoebe Bagnall, a next generation successor of 140 year old family business Bagnalls, and Melanie Tillet, Director of Tillets, the independent family owned ladies clothing business."

"Guest speaker, Cal Bailey was the group sustainability director of engineering firm NG Bailey until choosing to take early retirement to concentrate on academic and philanthropic interests. He said, “My great desire is to see business re-infected with purpose. As a custodian of a multi-generational family business, I’m very much looking forward to being a part of The Family Business Conference and offering my perspective as part of an interactive discussion.”

Guest presenters will also join the line up of speakers on the day, including local business women Emma Brealey of the family owned Petwood Hotel, who will be putting another family business in the spotlight in a frank and honest interview. 

Paul Andrews, Founder and Managing Director of FBU adds, "Having worked with Sue and her team for a number of years now I am delighted to be supporting this event that will really help to put the family business sector on the map in the region. Events such as this are vital in providing opportunities for family business owners to listen to their peers, fellow family business owners, and to hear how they are addressing certain challenges that are common to families in business, irrespective of the sector they are in.  I am looking forward to supporting another great family business event too." 

Tickets for the Lincolnshire Family Business Conference on Thursday 4th July 2019 9:30am – 4pm taking place at the International Bomber Command Centre, Canwick Avenue, Lincoln LN4, 2HQ can now be booked online here

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