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The UK Policy Team

Martin McTague

Martin McTague

Policy Director

Martin is the Policy Director for the Federation of Small Businesses. He currently owns and manages three businesses offering public policy, engineering and IT consultancy services. Martin leads the policy team to make sure small business issues are understood and represented in Westminster, Whitehall and Brussels.


Janet Jones

Welsh Policy Chair

Janet Jones is Chair of the FSB Wales Policy Unit (WPU), the body that dictates the FSB’s policy responses at a Wales level. She has chaired the WPU since 2007 and is also Chair of the FSB’s South Wales Region. Her own business is a family-run arable farm in Talgarth, Powys. In addition to her work with the FSB, she is also a member of the Prince’s Trust’s council for Wales and was a founder member of Brecon-based organisation Women in Agriculture.


Andy Willox

Scottish Policy Convenor

Andy Willox is Aberdeenshire born and bred. After a civilian post with the Ministry of Defence, Andy established a cleaning and maintenance business in Aberdeen which now employs around 100 staff. Andy has specialist knowledge of procurement and employment issues. Andy is the FSB’s Scottish Policy Convenor and works closely with the Scottish Government. Andy has received an OBE for Services to small businesses.


Wilfred Mitchell

Northern Ireland Chairman

Wilfred Mitchell’s past appointments include Planning Appeals’ Commissioner; Governor of the N.I. BBC Council, and Chair of both Cookstown High School and the NI Agricultural Producers Association. He has been Policy Chair of FSB NI and Chief Executive of Parkanaur Specialist Residential College for over fifteen years. He was appointed OBE for services to agriculture.


Allen Creedy

Environment, Water and Energy Chairman

Allen brings more than 30 years of experience in the political, environmental, planning, financial and energy sectors to this post. Allen works with his Committee to ensure small firms get a fair deal in the regulated markets and at the hands of environmental policymakers and regulators. He aims to help protect small businesses from energy price increases while ensuring members benefit from the move to a low carbon economy.


Ken Moon

Regulation Chairman

Ken Moon has extensive management experience gained both in the UK and overseas within manufacturing and construction, dealing with international supply chains, technology transfer and implementing structural and cultural change in large business organisations.

Ken now manages his own company, which he founded in 2001. The company began in the Health and Safety sector and then expanded into LGV driver and forklift truck training. Currently it provides training services to logistics businesses and industrial Health and Safety consultancy across a range of sectors including: manufacturing, retail, food premises, offices and the construction industry.


David Caro

EU and International Affairs Chairman

Alongside David's Portfolio Committee role, he is also the President of the European Small Business Alliance, which represents over one million small and micro-businesses across Europe. David's dual role of entrepreneur and policy executive enables him to identify potential regulatory obstructions to small businesses at an early stage.

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Ian Nellist

UK Policy Committee Treasuer

Ian Nellist is a chartered accountant who qualified some 35 years ago. He has extensive experience of financial matters from working in a large international practice and then as finance director of two large/medium sized companies. For the last thirteen years he has run his own web site design business in Gwynedd. He is Gwynedd branch chair, vice chair of the Welsh Policy Unit and the national councillor for the North Wales and Chester region. He is also a member of the FSB Finance committee.

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Sue Terpilowski

Chair of the London Policy Unit

Profile coming soon.