These regular events are open to all, the format is informal and educational with an SME networking focus and a chance to hear from expert speakers too - our topic delivered by Lenna Lou and Katie Keith is talking about 'Partnership and Collaboration'.

What to expect

  • A big welcome
  • Updates on local issues for Central London.
  • Introductions – around 2 mins to introduce you and your company / services and products you provide
  • Lenna Lou the host will present the Central London FSB vision of collaboration
  • Guest Speaker and Q&A
  • Break out rooms and networking
  • FSB Membership – What’s in it for you
    • Are you an FSB Member that isn't sure what benefits are available to you?
    • Have you ever wondered what lobbying the FSB does on your behalf, whether you're a member or not?
    • Have you always thought about FSB membership but not got around to joining?
    • Are you looking to network with other small businesses in your local area?

Now more than ever is the time to make sure that you are making the most of your FSB benefits, whether it's exploring the FSB Legal Hub and updating your processes; understanding what FSB Care could be doing for your well-being or FSB Funding Platform could be helping with your cash flow. There are bound to be some benefits that you didn't realise existed that could really help at the moment!

Your local Membership Advisor, Rachel Barham, will be on hand to talk to you about the services and benefits of FSB membership for small businesses. If you're already a member, whether you have been for months or years, you'll be able to ask questions to ensure that you're getting the most from your membership and that you're familiar with all of the benefits and protections that you're entitled to as a member of the FSB.

If you are not a member, you are invited to hear what we offer before you commit to joining us.

Find out about all of the lobbying work that we undertake on your behalf. We will hear from your FSB Development Manager, about how they are lobbying for small businesses on your behalf.

This free FSB virtual 'network and learn' event is open to all businesses - FSB members and non-members are welcome to attend - so please feel free to share with your networks.

Guest Speaker

Katie Keith brings 20 years’ experience working in the financial services sector and is an executive coach and mentor. Katie works with Equals group PLC managing strategic partnerships across multiple sectors globally. Katie is passionate about connecting people and businesses to build mutually beneficial relationships.

Lenna Lou is the founder of The L Factor Ltd and is your ultimate collaborator, she helps businesses facilitate effective partnership and increase their global reach and potential.

We will be hearing more from Lenna and Katie’s strategic approach to building partnerships and how it is brought to life.


This is one in a series of networking events for business owners organised by local FSB members, Lenna Lou from The L Factor is hosting Central London Social.

Event contact

For general enquiries regarding the event, please telephone FSB Customer Services on 0808 20 20 888 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm), or email [email protected]

Further information

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New to virtual networking? Find out more about FSB virtual events and a quick guide to getting started here.