FSB offers second chance to Beat the Crunch


Following the success of its original Beat the Crunch event in Penzance last month, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is repeating the exercise.

The idea of the initiative, to be held at The Queens Hotel in Penzance on Friday March 6 at 7.30pm , is to  bring businesses together to boost morale and instigate some new trade.

MP for St Ives, Andrew George, will deliver a presentation and give attendees an update on how he sees the business environment in west Cornwall now and what we might expect for the future. He will be taking questions and there will be plenty of time for one to one conversations and business to business networking.

West Cornwall branch chairman, Nikki McFadden, said: “We were so pleased with our January event in Falmouth that we felt we should give more businesses in our area a chance to benefit from simply getting together with other businesses, finding out what is new, making new contacts and generally being able to help each other along in these difficult times.

“You would be amazed at the help and advice that businesses can give each other by sharing experiences and local knowledge. This event is again free to attend and this informal, social style has proved to be a great chance for local businesses to relax and at the same time make the most of being able to talk to their MP and raise issues with people who are involved in how their local area is run. Making some new contacts and talking over issues with people who have influence is always worthwhile and is surely more beneficial than waiting for them to come to you. That may never happen!”

There will also be an announcement about a special event to take place in May and a chance for businesses attending to book in advance for what will be a sell out event.