Speakers on advantages of keeping business in the family

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 3:22PM

Beer and bricks will form the mainstay of a major family business conference being held in Cumbria.

Cumbria's Story Homes and Robinsons Brewery will headline the event on October 19 at The Halston in Carlisle.

The event is being brought together by founder of the Cumbria Family Business Network, Sue Coulson of Coulson Associates, in partnership with Cumbrian accountancy firm Armstrong Watson, which is celebrating 150 years of supporting, advising and protecting family businesses across Cumbria.

Dave Clarkson of Armstrong Watson said: “There are valuable lessons to be learnt with The Family Business Conference 2017.

"Some of the greatest lessons in business can be sourced from those currently leading family business and from those who are custodians of multi-generation operations."

Fred Story of Story Homes and Story Contracting and William Robinson of Robinsons Brewery, will both speak at the event which is being opened by John Stevenson, conservative candidate for Carlisle in next month's General Election. He also chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Family Business.

Sue Coulson said: “I’m always impressed how family businesses continually innovate from generation to generation and I’m delighted Robinson’s and Story Homes; who are shining examples of family business success will be supporting the conference.

“As custodian of a sixth-generation family business, I’m very much looking forward to being a part of The Family Business Conference. Especially as we have recently opened The Queen’s Head in Troutbeck, which is a Cumbrian project we are really passionate about. ” said William Robinson of Robinson’s Brewery

The conference is being held on Cumbria Family Business Day which was launched last year.

Tickets are £38 and are available to book online here or directly with Sue and her team. Info@coulsonassociates.com on 01539482410.

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