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22 March 2013

John Allan speaks about the FSB electing a new National Chairman

Reference number: PR/2013/17

FSB News Release

PR 2013 17

Issue date: Friday 22 March 2013

FSB elects new National Chairman

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has elected John Allan as the new National Chairman of the organisation.

FSB members elected John Allan as National Chairman at the FSB''s Annual Conference in Leicester. John replaces John Walker who served as National Chairman at the FSB for three years and was Policy Chairman prior to that.

John Allan is a former FSB recruiter who has been a grassroots activist for 15 years. He is a Director of the British East India Company Ltd involved in oil expediting, steel making and whisky bottling.

Among his many previous roles, John has been both Chairman and Chief Executive of the Wirral Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the Merseyside Chamber and its representative on the organisation''s National Council.

He recently entered his fourth term as Chairman of Merseyside, West Cheshire and Wigan and has served as National Vice Chairman for the past 12 months.

John Allan, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses, said:

"Small businesses are the country''s innovators and key employers that are more likely to take on the long-term unemployed. I am delighted to have been voted the FSB''s new National Chairman to continue the work of the organisation as the country heads into recovery. The FSB has an important voice in promoting small business issues and holding the Government to account in the policies they produce."