THE final agenda for this year's Family Business Conference has been released.

Set to be held at Kendal's Castle Green Hotel on October 11, the event will welcome eighteen family businesses to the stage throughout the day.

Included in this year's lineup are two generations of Grasmere Gingerbread, who will be interviewed by Steve Howard Business Doctor and five family members from Westmorland Sheepskins who will talk about managing a multi-member family business with James Higgins of 32 West.

The Family Business Conference was founded in 2016 by Sue Howorth of The Family Business Network Ltd to address topical issues and the unique challenges that family businesses face.

Previous years have welcomed speakers such as William Robinson of 180 year old Robinson’s Brewery.

William Robinson shared his very personal family business story which started from just one pub in Stockport to become one of the biggest and most well-respected breweries in the North West, even working with Iron Maiden on their Trooper beer.

In addition to the eighteen family businesses, there are also a wide range of family business experts and supporters that will add their insight to the day.

It is expected that over one hundred family businesses will converge in Kendal on October 11. Tickets are still available and cost £45 inc VAT. For more information please visit