The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is a not for profit lobbying and campaigning organisation, whose mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. Established over 40 years ago to help members succeed in business, they are a non-party political organisation that’s member led. As experts in business, they offer members a wide range of vital services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government.
Corporate objectives include being recognised as the most influential and trusted business organisation, valuing diversity and inclusion, to be fully representative of the whole UK smaller business community, provide the most valued package of business benefits and services and the most effective network for smaller businesses across the UK.
When: Tuesday 3 October 2017, 18:00 – 21:00
Cost: FREE, register on Eventbrite
A varied forward programme is planned designed to be informative and helpful in managing and growing businesses.
FSB is working closely with OxLEP and local district councils to deliver enhanced support for small businesses.
Nigel Tipple, OxLEP CEO, will provide a short history and introduce the role and priorities of LEPs and explain how OxLEP can help shape the future economy, prosperity and growth of the county.
Heather Martin, OxLEP Business Support Manager, will introduce the Growth Hub and explain how businesses can easily access the FREE support available from Elevate – a £2m ERDF funded project designed to help you start, run and grow your business in Oxfordshire. This support includes access to grants, face to face advice and 96 workshops on a variety of business related topics.
Senior district development officers all of whom are actively engaged in the support and development of small businesses will be presenting and contributing to the evening.
Equally, these organisations want to hear from you and to understand the issues that you face and how they may be able to help more.
Yves Cozon Oxfordshire Membership Advisor will describe FSB member services and initiatives recently introduced to provide practical support as well as FSB policies and campaigns framed to give members a bigger voice.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions and to meet the speakers during the networking sessions.
Do come and support this evening event which is FREE to attend.