Two FSB members have won Parliamentary elections to become MPs. Oliver Colvile won the Plymouth Sutton and Devonport seat for the Conservative party and Anne-Marie Morris has won the Conservative seat in Newton Abbot. Anne-Marie has been a member of the FSB since 2007 and is a marketing consultant, while Oliver is a public relations expert and has been a member since 2001.
FSB recruiter joins them
As we wait to see what government coalition will be formed we would like to give our congratulations to Stephen Lloyd, FSB recruiter, who won the seat in Eastbourne for the Liberal Democrats. This is not the first time that FSB members have made it to the Commons.
Small business priorities for the new government
As it is clear we are going to see a hung parliament, what do you want to see from the new government? Email your thoughts and let us know if you'd like to be a case study for media.
Businesses continue to face problems with banks
The FSB continues to highlight the problems that small firms face with banks and how more competition in the banking sector will be vital for small firms. Read the coverage in the Financial Times, Financial Times Money and the Mail on Sunday and listen to Stephen Alambritis talking about it on You and Yours.
Advice for businesses
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has put together a short booklet which sets out the services that BIS offers to firms to overcome trade barriers when doing business abroad.More Articles by Federation of Small Businesses ...