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A Message from the Federation Of Small Businesses – Sponsor of Forest Enterprise Fair

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The Federation Of Small Businesses offers members a wide range of vital business services.

The FSB (Federation Of Small Businesses) is delighted to be one of the supporters, sponsors and partners of this year’s exciting-looking Forest Enterprise Fair.

As the U.K.’s biggest business representation group with hundreds of members throughout the Forest,  we are passionately committed to ensuring that the area has the best possible support and opportunities for small businesses and we see the Fair as a great way of showcasing that.

The fair has been an important part of the Forest business scene for a number of years now and so, as the Gloucestershire and West of England Development Manager for the FSB, I was very pleased to be asked by Andrew Maliphant from the Forest Entrepreneurs to be part of the organising committee to get this important event up and running again this year.

Securing the Vantage Point Business Village as the venue for the first time was an important first step to making this happen. This is such a focal point of business life in the Forest community housing many smaller businesses alongside some larger employers and it seemed a logical place to host an event aimed at celebrating the wide variety of businesses in the borough.  It will be great to see the Fair up and running in this new venue for us.

With some great speakers also lined up, plus a record amount of exhibitors and sponsors all the indications are that this will be an event to remember and one that will further cement the reputation of the Forest of Dean as a great place to do business.

Along with my FSB colleague Mark Whittle I look forward to meeting many of you on the day and if you’re interested in finding out what we do, or how your business could benefit from joining us, then would be delighted to meet you. And, of course, if you are already one of our many local members do make sure you come over to our stand and say hello.

In the meantime, make sure Wednesday, April 18, is firmly in your diary – it’s a great day to network but also a great day to celebrate the many fine businesses and entrepreneurs who make up the diverse and impressive Forest Of Dean business community.

See you all there…

Sam Holliday

FSB Development Manager

Gloucestershire & West of England