Join other FSB members and have your say on the current issues as we move towards ending lockdown. Grants, funding, managing teams and premises , furlough, generating new sales, all of these topics are open for discussion as we bring small business owners together to share ideas and experiences.

Making new connections, finding valuable collaborators and seeking support from the local business community has never been easier! Join us for our next FSB Members’ Peer Support and Online Networking session from your work desk, home office, on site or via your mobile and you’ll have a new way to build your network and gain valuable business advice.

Our virtual sessions are free, open to all and easy to dial into. You’ll get a minute to introduce yourself to the group, profile your business and let us know what support you need from FSB and the local SME and self-employed community.

The event will be hosted by FSB Development Manager for Lancashire & Cumbria, Paul Foster, and we will facilitate a discussion on the current challenges and experiences you are having running small businesses.

Attendees will also hear the latest updates on the support streams available for businesses, and help deliver change by feeding your experiences into our policy campaigns. There will also be time for Q&As.

Open to all businesses, both FSB members and non-members are welcome to attend, so feel free to share with your networks. 

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This is one of many FSB events run across the UK. Be sure to follow @FSBLancsCumbria and @FSBNorthWest on Twitter for regular information to support your business.

We continue to follow government guidance in relation to our events and will review on a regular basis.

Event contact

For general enquiries regarding the event, please telephone our dedicated events helpline 01253 336028 or email [email protected] 


Further information

One of FSB’s objectives is to value diversity and inclusion in everything it does and the strength of FSB rests on attracting the greatest number and diverse small business owners and the self-employed which reflect the whole of the UK business population. We therefore want existing and new small business owners and the self-employed, from whichever communities they belong to, to feel welcomed and a part of the FSB community.

All of our events, whether focused on a specific issue or equality characteristic, are therefore open to all. This also underpins the notion of allyship where marginalised groups are supported by those not from the specific groups or communities and offers mutual benefits for shared learning, wider conversations and a collective responsibility to inclusivity. If you have any questions please email the event organiser here: Vicky Rooney

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