The NI Family Business Forum has been created as a hub for family firms to connect with each other, share experiences, exchange ideas and learn in a friendly and sociable setting.
The forum will host regular events exclusively for family owned businesses, providing an opportunity to meet other business owners, hear stories from guest speakers and benefit from the skills of experts in sector.
Each event will be focused on a specific theme, hosted in a private, confidential environment and reserved for smaller groups to exchange lively and focused networking.
If you would like to be kept up to date with information about upcoming events email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our gallery of photos from our family business event in the Merchant Hotel with guest speaker, Petra Wolsey of the Beannchor Group.
An excellent turnout of 40 to our 'Meet the Kelly Family' evening hosted by Glandore on Arthur Street.
"Family Businesses are awesome but they're also a pain in the a**" - Petra Wolsey, The Beannchor Group.
"5 Things I've learned from Running a Business with my Daughters." - Michael Kelly, Owner of Glandore
Register for any of our NI Family Business Forum events from the 2018/19 programme here.
Family Business Day 2018 takes place on Friday 21st September and Harbinson Mulholland (HM), hosts of the NI Family Business Forum, are marking the occasion with a free breakfast event for local family firms.
Europa Hotel, Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Family firms motivated by our Resilient and Ready themed event.
It is often said that family owned businesses show more resilience than most! When things get tough they have an ability roll up their sleeves and get on with things in a way that is different from other firms.
Harbinson Mulholland is hosting a series of free breakfast events for family businesses across Northern Ireland over the next 12 months to introduce them to the NI Family Business Forum. Register for one of these free events now.
Businesses succeed for many reasons, but when it comes to family businesses, it's all in the DNA.
Recent article on Business First by HM Partner Darren McDowell
HM are encouraging as many family businesses as possible to enter the first Northern Ireland Family Business Awards!
Before this week's main NI Family Business Forum, we launched the first standalone next generation event the 'Next Gen Network'.
We are very grateful to all the guests, speakers and panel members who came together to make yesterday's NI Family Business Forum another great success.
The next Family Business Forum is on Wednesday 5th April, Malone Lodge, Belfast
Jamie Delargy interviewed the key speakers and members of the NI Family Business Forum before the event in October 2016
"We the people.... To form a more perfect union". Our title for the latest NI Family Business is a nod to the preamble of the United States Constitution and introduces nicely the central topic of the event: developing a family charter/constitution.
We are getting ready to welcome a host of local family businesses to our Big Family Business Breakfast on 21st September!
The first NI Family Business Forum entitled 'The Generation Game' took place recently at the Ramada Plaza in Belfast.
Northern Irelands Top 100 family and locally owned businesses are revealed for the first time in a survey carried out by Ulster University Business School on behalf of Harbinson Mulholland Chartered Accountants.
In an article he wrote for the IOD Magazine, Darren McDowell, Partner at Harbinson Mulholland, shares his thoughts on the tensions that may exist between millennials born since 1980 and the generations before them.
In an interview with Gavin Walker from Business First, Tim Kells, Marketing Manager with Rich Sauces offers a very personal insight into his journey to join the company set up by his father.
In October 2015, as Patrons of the Ulster Business School in their 40th year, we hosted a joint event celebrating family businesses in Northern Ireland.
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