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North West Family Business Programme

Innovation is a key challenge for many family businesses. If you’re among their number, we’re here to help.

The North West Family Business Programme offers new ways for family firms around our region to collaborate, learn, share, build on their strengths and perform at their peak.

We want to galvanise family businesses in the North-West of England to become some of Britain’s best-run firms. To do that, we’re piloting a range of new ways to help improve your business.

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Why family businesses are so important to the UK economy


of UK businesses are family owned


of family businesses have ambitious growth plans


of family firms have concerns about the profitability and sustainability of the business

We’ve created a range of powerful initiatives to unlock all the energy and potential held within UK family SMEs. Some activities you can dip in and out of, others are more involved. All of them are designed to get family firms like yours talking, sharing, learning and thriving.

Our programme has been created to address the specific challenges facing family firms. For more information, have a look at our programme brochure to find out which might be the best fit for your business.

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“Advisory boards are a superb opportunity to get joined-up thinking across the whole of our business over a 12-month period. Through this strategic level of support, we’ll be able to make some real changes and growth in our business.”

Helen Tonks
MD, Hydraulics Online

“It was the opposite of speed dating style networking events. Spending time with another business on placement means we now have something better than a connection who merely wants to sell us things. I would like to think we have a longer lasting connection and will try and keep in touch in order to use each other as sounding board.”

David Wilson
Manager, Playdale Playgrounds

Hear from some of our North West Family Business Programme members

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