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Whatever your business, the FSB will work for you.

About the FSB

The FSB is non-profit making and non-party political

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 188 branches.


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.

Member Benefits

In addition, Member Services is committed to delivering a wide range of high quality, good value business services to members of the FSB. These services will be subject to continuing review and will represent a positive enhancement to the benefit of membership of the Leading Business Organisation in the UK. See the full range of FSB benefits.


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

How to tender for FSB contracts

The FSB is focused towards the self-employed and small businesses and therefore when it requires work, goods or services it will always give the opportunity to tender to the self-employed and small businesses if at all possible. Given the size of the organisation and it's national and international profile it may, however, required large and/or long term contracts that by their nature the self-employed and small businesses may find difficult to fulfil.

Whilst the self-employed and small businesses will always be given the opportunity to tender for any and all work, services and contracts let by the FSB, they must be prepared to meet the requirements of the FSB going forward. To ensure this is open and fair the requirements to tender can be downloaded here.