James Reed FBUK Conference 2024

Family Business UK Annual Conference 2025

The FBUK annual conference, running across the UK since 2001 is the place for family businesses to come together, make lasting connections, learn and share experiences with their peers.

Occurring annually in June, and alternating between London and the UK regions and nations, the FBUK Conference brings together 200+ family business leaders, owners, shareholders, next gens, non-family executives, neds, and their advisors and supporters, to share knowledge, best practice and advance the understanding of the sector.

FBUK Annual Conference 2025 – Manchester & the North West.

Save the Date 4th-6th June 2025

Conference in 2025 will move to the North West,  and the dynamic City of Manchester, between the 4th-6th June. So make sure to save the date!

The FBUK Annual Conference delivers fascinating content and practical, actionable insights through;

  • Keynotes with recognised family business leaders.
  • Expert-led focussed breakouts on topics of material import to families.
  • Family business labs – tailored to solve a specific challenge.
  • Visits – to family businesses in our host city, helping members learn how they innovate, contribute locally, sustain and grow.
  • Connections – a safe-space for open conversations, between those leading and owning family business, or those trying to find their role or way.
  • Socials – From our celebratory opening night reception to a Gala dinner, conference offers a plethora of opportunities to meaningfully connect.

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In Review

Conference 2024: the Faces of Family Business – Harnessing the Power of People

The 2024 Conference “The Faces of Family Business”, this past June, helped our 250 delegates to harness the power of all the faces of their family business, no matter their age, seniority, role or experiences. From Chair to Next Gen, non-family executive to shareholder, conference truly had something for everyone.

From the lessons learned by James Reed, Chairman and CEO of Reed, on how failing to get up (and down) the Matterhorn led him to change the purpose of the company.

To why Mark Samworth, Chairman of Samworth Brothers puts great value on charitable causes, employee wellbeing and supporting local communities, the FBUK conference provided two days of unrivalled content and learning.

Our workshops and business labs covered some of the most challenging aspects of family business such as how to approach conversations with the senior and next generation, how you reward and recognise people and how to come together during times of change.

FBUK Annual Conference 2024 in numbers

FBUK Annual Conference in numbers 2024

FBUK Annual Conference 2024 Delegate testimonials

FBUK Conference 2024 Testimonials

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners

A special thank you to our principal sponsors this year, Deloitte and NatWest, without whom conference wouldn’t be possible.

Thanks also to sponsors Boyden and Farrer & Co, plus all our family business members and advisors who facilitated sessions or spoke at the event.

FBUK Annual Conference 2025 – Manchester & the North West

The FBUK Annual Conference 2025 programme in Manchester and the North West, from the 4th-6th June 2025, will officially launch on 1st October 2024.

Mark Samworth, Jeremy Field, Catherine Grumm AC2024
Sense of belonging panel - FBUK AC2024
Board IQ Turning good into great FBUK AC2024
James Reed OBE FBUK AC2024
Crowd at FBUK AC2024
Neil Davy Sponsors FBUK AC2024

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