The Federation of Small Businesses 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 around 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches.
Lobbying: Our lobbying arm - led by the Westminster Press and Parliamentary office - puts pressure on the Government in Whitehall and EU institutions in Brussels, and put the issues affecting FSB members over to the media. The FSB also has Press and Parliamentary Offices in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast to lobby the devolved assemblies. Development Managers work alongside members in our regions to further FSB influence at a regional level.
Vision: A community that recognises, values and adequately rewards the endeavours of those who are self employed and small business owners within the UK
Mission Statement: To be and remain the largest and most effective organisation promoting and protecting the interests of the self employed and small business owners within the UK.
Principal Objectives To Achieve The Mission Statement
•To recruit continuously at a high level
•To retain as many members as possible
•To promote the interests of members
•To protect members' business
•To publicise the benefits of self-employed and business ownership
•To identify the continuously changing needs of members
The FSB is non-profit making and non-party political.