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Membership

If you are looking to become a member of Family Business UK, download our interactive application form, and submit using the email address provided.

Or to find out more about the benefits of FBUK membership, please download our brochure below.

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Dealing with the unique challenges of owning, leading and managing a family business can at times feel like a lonely task. But bringing family businesses together, supporting, and championing their work and contribution to our economy and society, are at the heart of everything we do.

Family businesses that are part of our growing network benefit from:

Having a stronger voice and influence:

  • We engage influencers and policymakers to affect and influence the shape of markets and regulatory environments;
  • We formulate responses to Government White Papers on behalf of the UK family business sector;
  • We promote thought leadership and innovation on family business governance, responsible stewardship and sustainability, and the future shape of government policy and regulation affecting family businesses through roundtables, forums, discussions and debate.

Championing the cause and contribution of family businesses:

  • We run nationwide campaigns, such as Family Business Week, held annually in November, to champion and celebrate the contribution of family businesses up and down the country.
  • We raise the profile of the sector through the press, speaking engagements and social media.

Connections with other family businesses:

  • Annual Conference: held in June each year over two days, the conference brings family businesses together to reconnect, network, access thought leadership, and set the agenda and priorities for the year ahead.
  • Communities: a collection of private, curated Communities of family business members from within our network who share a common role, profile or topic of special interest.
  • Masterclasses: designed to further best practice and thought leadership, and support members in tailoring latest thinking to reflect their bespoke business needs.
  • Workshops and networking events: held across the country, they expand regional and local networks and connections, and facilitate peer-to-peer learning and support.
  • Family visits: held across the country throughout year, family visits allow family businesses to meet a host family, hear their story, learn first-hand about the business and enjoy peer-to-peer networking.

Tailored support:

  • We deliver private, confidential support and make bespoke, facilitated introductions, between families, to help Members understand and find solutions to material challenges they’re facing in their family businesses.

Online resources:

  • We have a body of pre-recorded, on-demand resources for family businesses to access on topics of a material importance to family businesses, 24/7.
  • We create & curate thought-leadership: expert insights, practical tools, frameworks and solutions, tutorials, curated and presented by carefully selected Partners, advisors and subject matter experts.

 

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Josh Burbidge
Managing Director
Archwood Group
“We have found being members invaluable over the past few years. It’s enabled us to share experiences with other family businesses around a number of topics including pension fund management, insurance renewals and leadership team incentive structures. The network covers a vast number of sectors which enables us to gain insights across a diverse spectrum of industries.”
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Guy Turvill
Chairman
Swiss Laundry
“We have found access to a network of likeminded people of significant value. We’re able to speak to peers who understand our challenges. By talking to others in similar situations, I gained wider insight and picked up innovative approaches to help resolve our issues.”
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Warren Haskins
Chairman
Haskins Garden Centres
“I took my CEO to the annual conference and we both agreed that it was the most worthwhile conference we had ever attended.”
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Bella Hoare
Partner
C. Hoare & Co
“Over the years the conversations with other [family business] members have helped us frame our thinking around family governance. The friendships we have made within the network are enduring, and cross the generations.”
Interested in joining FBUK? Contact us to find out more about becoming an FBUK Member today.