Be part of FSB's festive BIG networking event and connect with hundreds of small business owners from across the UK!

Event details

FSB's BIG networking event, is back! Whether you’re self-employed, a start-up, or simply looking to grow your B2B connections – make sure you join us for FSB’s biggest networking event.

What can you expect at our BIG networking event? You’ll have the opportunity to network with fellow entrepreneurs in small breakout rooms and be in with a chance to pitch your business to hundreds of small business owners.

Our festive themed event is going to be extra special- with an amazing guest speaker, and a brilliant prize up for grabs for the best virtual background.

Speaker Information:

Our guest speaker is Ben Hunt-Davis (MBE). In 1998, following another disappointing Rowing World Championships, Ben and the rest of his GB Eight rowing team, realised that if they carried on doing what they were doing, they would keep getting what they'd been getting- which was a lot of 7th place finishes!

So instead, they decided to approach things differently, critically, asking the same simple question with every single conversation, decision and action they took:'Will it make the boat go faster?'. Along their journey they learned the sustainable, dependable techniques that put them on track for their gold medal at Sydney Olympics in 2000.

Ben later wrote co-wrote the book 'Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?' with Executive Coach- Harriet Beveridge- to show you how to use similar strategies to improve performance in business,or your life. Ben will share his inspirational story, which will not only motivate you to improve your performance, but will give you practical tips to make long-lasting change.

Win a BIG prize for your small business!

We'll be on the lookout for the best festive background that really stands out from the crowd. The networker with the most creative and eye-catching background will win a luxury hamper full of artisan food and drink from small businesses. Time to get creative!

Our BIG networking event always proves popular and places are strictly limited. To make sure you don't miss out, we recommend you book your free space early.

If our event capacity is reached, you may be added to a waiting list. You will then be notified should a place become free.

Our Hosts

David Bell, 
FSB East of England Regional Chair,
Founder and CEO of Simboc Ltd.

Hollie Whittles, 
FSB Skills Policy Champion,
Director, Purple Frog Systems and Fraggleworks

Click here for the prize draw terms and conditions (downloads as a pdf). 

Event contact

For help and support regarding this event, please telephone our dedicated events helpline 01253 336028 or email [email protected]

Further information

  • To help ensure things run smoothly, please refer to our Events terms and conditions here.
  • We want all attendees to feel welcome - please read our statement on Diversity and inclusion here.
  • Joining our virtual networking for the first time? Find out more about FSB virtual events and a quick guide to getting started here.