Wakefield BID and the Family Business Network have formed a close working partnership to help promote the generations of family businesses within the Wakefield district.
The Family Business Network is a trusted community for collaboration and learning.

We unite the family business community to provide a voice, a sense of belonging and an environment for experiential learning and development. We create unique and valuable peer to peer contact and opportunities for generations of families in business to share their experiences and insight.

We provide research, publish news and great stories, nurture collaboration and help source the right people to work in and with our family business community.  Our programme of online and face to face events includes family case studies, topical debates, exclusive insight events, 1:1 sessions, workshops and both conferences and regional awards.

Established in 2014, under the leadership of Co-Directors Sue Howorth and Dave Clarkson together with their extended team, the network has developed an engaged community of family businesses, influencers and partners that support the sector.

The Network has become an influential voice for family businesses delivering it services across the regions, the UK and now has a global reach.