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What are the Kent Family Business Forums?

A series of quarterly events exclusively for those who own and/or lead family-owned businesses in Kent. Each forum is hosted at one of Kent’s most exciting and innovative family firms (see previous hosts below) and includes a presentation by the owner as well as a personal guided tour. Think ‘through the keyhole’ for family businesses. The Forums are free but on an invitation-only basis.

Who can attend?

The events are ONLY for the leaders of family businesses. Whether you’re a 5th generation manufacturer in Sevenoaks, a 2nd generation construction company in Ashford or a husband and wife start-up in Maidstone. It doesn’t matter how big or small you are, or what industry you work in – everyone is welcome. Rest assured the events won’t be flooded with professional advisors apart from our hand-picked sponsors who are committed to supporting entrepreneurs have become trusted advisors to many of our members over the years.

What will I learn?

We explore both sides of family business –

Business: growth, technology, people, leadership, innovation, marketing & more

Family: succession planning, how to ‘let go’, governance, trust, managing difficult relationships, believing in the next generation & more

Who will I meet?

Running a family business can be lonely. That’s why it’s so important to get out and meet others who have faced the same challenges. At the Forums you’ll meet fellow leaders of family businesses who all share your passion for business, ambition and family values. What’s more, you’ll get to know people you can do business with and share connections and opportunities. For our regular guests, these forums have become unmissable and a fantastic way to grow their businesses with like-minded entrepreneurs.

2019 dates

This year we have a fantastic series of quarterly forums for you. You can either book each event individually or book all 4 at once to secure your place.

20 March – The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells

17 June – Shepherd Neame, Faversham (date tbc)

11 September – Bedfont Scientific, Maidstone

3 December – Macknades, Faversham

Click here to book next event – 20 March 2019

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Special thanks to our partners who are passionate about supporting family-owned businesses and the entrepreneurs who lead them. Their investment means we can run the Kent Family Business Forums free for all family businesses.