The Family Business Network has joined forces with Cumbrian organisations to bring family business networking to the fells.
The FamBiz Netwalk event will offer the family business community a day of great company and conversation with other family businesses, hiking among the stunning scenery of the Lake District.
Organised with family-run Walx Helvellyn Ullswater, Cumbria Tourism, Cumbriashare and Ullswater ‘Steamers’, the event will take place on Friday October 1 and will offer walkers a choice of two iconic trail options, led by experienced mountain guides, Nicola and Charles Sproson.
Sue Howorth, co-founder of The Family Business Network, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with regional organisations and family businesses in our forthcoming FamBiz Netwalk event.
“Our network was originally founded upon collaboration, support, signposting and networking here in Cumbria and it’s great to be getting back to our roots with this event.”
“I’m very pleased to be collaborating with my own extended family; my cousin Charlie and his wife Nicola who run the Walx Helvellyn Ullswater business.
“Our family business community have really missed that face-to-face engagement with like-minded peers during the pandemic, and after so many months of being cooped up we thought a networking event in beautiful outdoor surroundings would be the perfect antidote.”
The event aims to provide an opportunity for those working within the family business sector to get together in a relaxed environment.
Cumbria Tourism’s managing director, Gill Haigh, said: “The Lake District is famed for providing an inspirational environment to many; not only to artists and poets but to the thousands of innovative and successful business owners based within the county. We are pleased to be supporting this unique family business event that will encourage peers to share their valuable experiences and learnings.”
Tickets for both walks, along with more details on each walk are now available to book online, via The Family Business Network website events page.
The cost for each walk is £30pp (plus an additional ferry charge for those walking the Ullswater Adventure). All walkers will receive full details in the week prior to the event.
For any questions on this event, email the organisers via [email protected]