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We are the natural home for solopreneurs, partnerships and established family businesses.

Conceived, created, and operated by family businesses perhaps just like you…

Whether you have been in business for five minutes or fifty years we will have something for you.

Check out six key reasons why...

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  Our Events

Develop and grow your business by attending these tried, tested and proven events presented by experienced professionals just like you.

Attend either as a guest or member, and the best part is most of them are FREE!

Take a look at our latest series of events and book your FREE Guest place here...

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  Join the Practice

We have just two levels of membership with no hidden costs and at an investment which might just surprise you – in a good way!

We like to keep things simple.

Does this sound like it is for you...?

To check out the details and become a member now look here...

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Do you want to make new connections and grow your business?

We created the Family Business Practice in 2015 to support family businesses of all shapes and sizes and with their own unique brand of circumstances and needs.

Needs we totally understand because we are all family businesses too and probably facing the same challenges as you do every single day!

Do you sometimes feel isolated in your role as the leader in your business? Are you facing significant challenges that you can’t see a way round? Do more traditional forms of networking leave you feeling a bit cold?

Do you want to be part of a vibrant and proactive business community full of genuine and good people? Would you benefit from access to quality training programmes, workshops and business support?

Our values are simple:
  • To help you fill the fridge and keep it filled on a day to day basis
  • Through knowledge, friendship and support enable you to put your head on the pillow and sleep at night
  • Provide a proven and experienced platform enabling you to form long term relationships with people you know, like and trust
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Upcoming Events

Steve Walker
Chief Executive ART Business Loans
Free to attend
Spaces Remaining
So how do you borrow money in 2021?
Info and booking
Peter Roper
The Family Business Man
Free to attend
Fully Booked
72 Minutes to understand how to get more business in 2021!
Info and booking
Alistair Hayward Wright
Free to attend
Spaces Remaining
How to make the most of tax allowances before the year end
Info and booking


Peter provided a great course with positive interaction between the delegates to help one another. It really helped to focus the mind on how to develop my business further during the strange Covid times we find ourselves in. Highly recommended.

Simon Baldwin - High House Wealth Management Ltd

I have been a member of the Family Business Practice for 12 months and always enjoy the opportunity the practice provides to learn and work with fellow members. Peter Roper is an inspiring leader and facilitator of the sessions.  Providing thought provoking subject content through a check in session, quality networking in connect session or creating learning sessions through his many business programmes I feel that the practice is a fundamental part of my business.


Jamie Pratt - Stockton Business Consulting

I've been privileged to attend Peter's Family Business Practice events over the last couple of years and they amazing events. Peter's energy is stunning and his dedication to helping family businesses and their owners is without measure.

If you've not had the chance to speak to Peter or attend one of his events then I highly recommend it. Really appreciate everything you do and thank you.

Dave James Coaching

I have had the honour of knowing Peter for a number of years through my Family Business Practice membership. Peter has an infectious passion for supporting business, family businesses, to ensure that their unique features are celebrated and deliver more success.

To ensure they are not seen as 'just a family business'. Peter has turned the invaluable face to face meetings around into 72 minute meetings online, whilst retaining the passion, engagement, and energy in the meetings. I couldn't recommend Peter and the family business enough.

Claire Lawton Acorn HR Support

After attending Peter’s speaking masterclass I now have 4 speaking opportunities.  Previously I would have turned them down – now I’m just excited and keen to get talking! I fully recommend training with Peter for excellent coaching, a safe place to make mistakes, receive feedback and perfecting your technique before giving presentations.

Claire Hill Hill HR Consultancy

I would strongly recommend any member to join this programme, I have learnt some really valuable tips and lessons across a number of different topics including networking, presenting and maximising client relationships…… I look forward to working with Peter more in the future developing me and my business.

Jamie Pratt Stockton Business Consulting

“I’d recommend 'the Practice' to people who want to build their business on relationships not sales. When you do this, the sales look after themselves.”

Nicholas Lee, Financial Life Planner

‘It’s a room full of lovely people who are good at what they do.”

Nicholas Lee, Financial Life Planner