The Family Network Franchise
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Laura Morris started The Family Network (Formerly known as Networking Mummies UK) on the 9th February 2009 with her business partner at the time. They felt that there was no support for local mums in business, who were not only trying to start or run their own business but also juggle family life. So on the 9th February 2009 they met with a small group of other entrepreneurial mummies and soon realised from the feedback they received it could be more. Over the next few months they built a website, held more events and went onto providing a great support network of like minded women.
2009 was a great year with a Hampshire branch being added in November and 2010 went onto be even better! Networking Mummies (Dorset) at this point had reached Over 350 members. Their monthly events consisted of affordable workshops, free events with the children and also importantly raising funds for various charities Locally and Nationally.
In May 2010, Laura decided to relocate back to Warwickshire to be nearer family. A hard decision but an exciting one as it meant they were expanding and Networking Mummies (Warwickshire) was born.In the later part of 2010, there was a big change as Stacey Calder, a long term friend of Laura’s bought out the current business partner and became Co-Director. She then sold her share to Victoria Alcock, who has been running the Stratford Branch for 3 years and is a previous award winner with Networking Mummies UK.
Laura and Victoria have both always had aspirations and dreams for the business. The Family Network is about supporting each other whoever you are. By joining forces and sharing skills, knowledge and contacts they hope to drive business success for all members.
Our ethos is to provide free networking events along with affordable workshops and events that are also family friendly. We do not charge membership fees and never will! Our approach has always been professional yet relaxed and because of this we have a great community that is growing daily with a growing number of branches across the UK.
In the past few years, Networking Mummies have been Winner of Women on their Way Awards, Highly Commended in the HP Smart Business Awards and in 2013 and was Winners of the Women on the Way Awards 2017 for ‘Change Champions in Women’.
At their 5th annual awards in May 2018 they announced their new re-brand to ‘The Family Network’ They wanted to move away from the term ‘mummies’ as they felt they had outgrown the name. They get a lot of dads, grandparents, people who aren’t parents, businesses and many more different people come along to our meetings and felt after 9 years it was time to move forward and evolve.
As they move forward into their 10th Anniversary year next year and their six annual awards they have 25 branches with over 25,000 members involved and are looking forward to growing more in the future.
We bring you the chance to be part of our family by becoming a branch leader with our LOW COST Franchise plan. If you are interested in joining our team then please email us on [email protected] to request a copy of the Franchise Plan and how you can be part of our growing community.