Federation of Small Businesses - South and East Yorkshire
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 230 branches. The FSB is non-profit making and non-party political.
It aims to raise the profile of the owners of small business and those who are self employed so that the wider community recognises, values and adequately rewards their endeavours. Small businesses account for over 50% of the UK’s Gross Domestic Product and employ more than 50% of the private sector workforce. The FSB’s primary role is to work on behalf of its members to further the interests of enterprise and support their dynamic role in helping to drive the creation of wealth and jobs in the economy.
The FSB’s lobbying arm – led by a Press and Parliamentary office based in the heart of Westminster –carries the FSB message to MPs, Government and Whitehall and puts the FSB viewpoint over to the media.
In addition, the FSB has a range of high quality, good value commercial membership services which it is committed to delivering to its members to assist them in minimizing their operating costs and increasing the effectiveness of their businesses. These services are subject to continuing review and represent a positive enhancement to the benefit of membership of the UK’s leading business organisation.
The FSB has developed a strong reputation for its up-to-the-minute business e-newsletters, its effective campaigning on behalf of the local business communities and the highest quality business-to-business events. Details of all these services can be found at www.fsb.org.uk/070