Call the team on
01299 382 000

The Family Business Practice is the brainchild of Peter Roper, the Family Business Man. He wanted to build a network of owner-managed and family businesses who understand that family businesses are different. In doing so, he wanted to help some of the 3 million family businesses in the UK to feel more valued and be more celebrated than they sometimes are.

Today, the Practice is two years old, has over 80 members ranging from husband-and-wife consultancies to businesses employing over 200 people. The one thing they all have in common is that they are all family businesses or businesses that serve family business and they think, act and do differently to their corporate equivalents. It’s also growing rapidly, thanks to both word of mouth of happy members but also our active marketing strategy.

The Wolverhampton branch of the Family Business Practice will be hosted in 2018 by Neil Lloyd from FBC Manby Bowdler based in Wolverhampton and works extensively with family businesses. He is very much looking forward to working with Peter to continue the development and growth of all members of the Family Business Practice.

“These events have been fantastic, great speakers, great conversation, great 1-2-1’s, and above all excellent venues and delicious food. I would recommend the meetings, and naturally, the venues.”
Robert Elliot
Sales Manager
Hogarths Hotel Solihull and Hogarths Stone Manor Kidderminster
If you want to know more please contact either:

Neil Lloyd at Neil Lloyd ( or

or call the team on: 01299 382000

Important Information:

Time: 4.30pm arrive, finish at 8.00pm

A buffet and refreshments will be provided! If you have any dietary requirements please contact us.

Telephone: 01299 382000

Family Business Practice meetings are at the heart of the Family Business Practice. They are when Practice members get together to catch up, share experiences, build relationships and do business.

There are currently 10 Family Business Practice meetings each year per region, plus two exclusive Premium Member-only meetings.

Each meeting follows the same relaxed format:
  • General networking
  • Welcome and presentation from the Family Business Man, Peter Roper
  • Three presentations from members:
  • Fill the Fridge (how to get more business)
  • Sleep at Night (how to protect your business
  • know, Like and Trust (business success story)
  • Three 15 minute one-to-one appointments with attendees of your choice to maximise the productivity of the event
  • Attendees book in advance as there is limited availability and there is a small fee to cover the cost of refreshments.

Here are the dates of our next meetings. If you’d like to come along to see if the Family Business Practice is right for you, call Peter Roper, the Family Business Man and founder of the Practice on 01299 382 000 to secure your invitation or email

2017 and 2018
Event Date Venue Start Time Finish Time Cost Booking
Networking 28 November 2017 Wolverhampton Racecourse 16.30 20.00 £14.40 Book Now
Networking 23 January The Mount Hotel 16.30 20.00 £15.00 Book Now
Networking 27 February The Mount Hotel 16.30 20.00 £15.00 Book Now
Networking 27 March The Mount Hotel 16.30 20.00 £15.00 Book Now
Networking 24 April The Mount Hotel 16.30 20.00 £15.00 Book Now
Networking 22 May The Mount Hotel 16.30 20.00 £15.00 Book Now
Networking 26 June The Mount Hotel 16.30 20.00 £15.00 Book Now
Networking 24 July The Mount Hotel 16.30 20.00 £15.00 Book Now
Networking 25 September   16.30 20.00 £15.00  
Networking 30 October   16.30 20.00 £15.00  

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