FSB call to action


Cornish businesses are being encouraged to get involved with next week’s FSB Policy Conference.

The event builds on the success of the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) inaugural Policy Conference last year, and will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London, on Tuesday (February 2).

Key politicians, business leaders, policymakers and FSB members will come together to set the small business policy agenda for the future.

The conference will include three high level sessions which will focus on: rebalancing the UK economy; high-growth global future for small businesses; and growing tomorrow’s entrepreneurs – innovation and competition.

On the day itself, businesses in Cornwall can watch live streaming of the conference and submit their questions for panelists via twitter @FSB_Policy #FSB2016

Cornwall regional chairman, Adrian Penter, is encouraging all businesses to follow the event and ask questions via social media to represent the views of members in the region.

He said: “I am passionate about these policy topics; the UK economy is not ‘out of the woods yet’ so we need to be collaborative and get our local voices heard.

“Cornwall is a great place to do business but we need to be visible to the national policy makers and the business leaders. Travelling many miles from the county to the big centres of commerce is often not an option when you have a business to run.

“A fantastic way to be involved, without having to travel away from our businesses, is to interact with high profile events like this via social media.”