Whether you're interested in the smaller business community, are planning to start a business or have an existing business, we have a package for you.
Our most popular package is FSB Business Essentials which includes a whole range of benefits and products designed to make your business fly
A suite of legal benefits including a dedicated helpline, bundled insurance products and a range of online information to keep your business safe. Plus a whole range of negotiated benefits to help save you money and win business.
Our Business Creation package is designed to make starting a business simpler, allowing you time to focus on what's important - making it a success.
Specialist company formation benefits, access to FSB networking, business banking and a range of products to help get you setup in business.
Joining FSB Connect is free and is a great way to be part of the FSB Community and have your voice heard.
You'll be able to access specialist networking events with like-minded members of the community and have your say in our Big Voice survey panel.
Whatever your circumstances, we have a package to suit you and your business. Click the button below to see which benefits are included in each package and start your FSB journey.
'Within a few weeks of joining we'd taken advantage of FSB’s Online Legal Documents. We started a graduate programme and access to these documents gave us an understanding of the legal side, and has helped us to create a number of processes and procedures.'
'When we first took on a member of staff, we used the online legal document template library. FSB does more important stuff than you think it does, there are lots of member benefits, probably more than we actually use.'
'Having somebody like FSB behind you is fantastic. There is a whole team behind the organisations, whatever is required: support, advice, finance, you know that you’re not alone, you’ve got FSB.'
We represent a diverse range of businesses from retailers to marketing agencies and just about everything in between. Take a look at more member stories and see how we could help your business fly.
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We offer three packages to suit your business needs. Joining FSB Connect is free, our Business Essentials package starts at £172.50 in the first year and our specialist Business Creation package has a fixed price of £129.
In addition to their legal duties as Directors under the Companies Act 2006, each Director position has an office holder role description. These are available to view on the FSB website. The Companies Act can be found as a pdf document here. The Validation Committee was set up by National Council to ensure all validated candidates understand the level of responsibility and commitment necessary and have the experience and expertise to make each role successful.
Directors are not employees of FSB. They are volunteers and elected officers of FSB. Directors are supported in their work by employed staff.
FSB is a non-party political organisation. Political activities constitute a wide range including say National Trust, Amnesty International etc., however, Party political activism (which would include holding elected office rather than just membership of a party) does conflict with holding a director position in an apolitical organisation like FSB. In order to work effectively for our members, FSB needs to interact with government and policy makers (whatever their political persuasion) and doing so is easier when FSB can clearly demonstrate that it is not influenced by party politics.
For this reason Directors may be a member of a political party but may not hold an elected office whether related to a Political Party or not.
Directors are required to avoid a situation in which they have, or can have, a direct or indirect interest that conflicts, or possibly may conflict, with the interests of the company. This covers a very broad range of situations where:
• the director's interest may be actual or potential, and direct or indirect
• the conflict with the company's interests may be actual or potential.
It’s important to also note that conflict of interests, whether perceived or actual, can damage our reputation as well as member and stakeholder trust and confidence in FSB neutrality.
Holding a seat on a local council in itself may not be party political (for instance if the holder was an ‘independent’), however in carrying out that role it is likely that, frequently, the individual will take decisions which impact on local small businesses. This could present a situation where there is a conflict (or the perception of conflict) between the role of Director of FSB and the role of Councillor. As this is likely to be a recurring and frequent situation we manage this risk by preventing individuals from holding both roles. Directors of FSB may not hold elected positions in local government.
If you hold an elected position you may stand as a candidate in the Director elections, however, if you are successful in the election your appointment as a Director of FSB will be dependent on you resigning your other position(s).
National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses LimitedSir Frank Whittle Way / Blackpool / FY4 2FE. National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses Limited (FSB) is registered in England, number 1263540