Experience the perfect blend of networking and industry wisdom at this evening event, featuring bite sized insights and refreshments to fuel your business. The first in a series of events across the region for small business owners and self employed people to strengthen their networks, meet clients and suppliers, and hear essential updates and insights from key business support organisations.

Event details

Join us for an unmissable evening of business growth, connections, and insights at the special, FSB Business Bitesize event.

With networking and business insight and updates for small business owners, this is your chance to gain a wealth of valuable business intelligence and contacts after hours over nibbles. 

Our line up of speakers is geared up to share the latest business updates, support and insider tips that can propel your business to new heights. We’ll also welcome thoughts from the floor and encourage you to share your own business updates and successes.

Business Bitesize events will be held periodically across the three counties of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland, in distinctive and FSB-member venues. We are delighted to be holding our first event in South Northamptonshire in one of the county’s hidden gems- The Roade House, a fully accessible, unique and independent venue and a haven to unwind and indulge with a bar, cafe, yoga studio, beauty rooms, hair salon and overnight accommodation.


  • 5.30pm-6.00pm Networking with light bites and refreshments on arrival. Cash bar available.
  • 6.00pm-6.45pm Speakers and business updates: The Latest business grants and support from West Northamponshire Council, SEMLEP Growth Hub the Careers Hub and FSB. 
  • 6.45pm-7.30pm Further networking.
  • 7.30pm Thanks and close.


Our speaker will be Yvette Lamidey from the Business Locksmith talking about Strategy for Business Development: Keeping your business thriving with smart work, not just hard work and frustration.

Tickets are available for both FSB members and non-members, and everyone is welcome. Tickets for this event are discounted for FSB members, there will be a refreshments on arrival and a cash bar.
Please choose your ticket buy selecting the "Book Now" button. Ticket options are:

  • FSB Members £10
  • Non-Members £20

This event is sponsored by local business support and grant providers SEMLEP's Growth Hub, West Northamptonshire Council Economy team, and the South East Midlands Careers Hub.

SEMLEP's Growth Hub provides business support, advice and guidance as well as grants and funding to help businesses in the South East Midlands to flourish. Find their current grants, advice and events at https://www.semlepgrowthhub.com/. Ruth Roan, FSB member and Growth Hub manager said ‘SEMLEP Growth Hub are delighted to be supporting the FSB with the launch of their first Business Bitesize event. A fantastic opportunity for local SME’s to find out about the support available to their business as well as meet other like-minded business leaders along the way’.

West Northamptonshire Council provide free business support to help every local employer to develop and grow locally. From providing business guidance, free recruitment support and assistance to develop, they also have a variety of funding schemes for business growth & innovation, decarbonisation, upskilling staff and for rural businesses. Whatever your business needs, you can ask West Northamptonshire Council. Visit their website here.

We will also cover support on offer to businesses in North Northamptonshire and as FSB is a national organisation, we can signpost you to business support in your local area if you are outside of Northamptonshire.

The Careers Hub offers several ways for employers and volunteers to get involved. From sharing your career journey and insights with young people in schools and colleges, offering experiences in your workplace, to supporting school leaders with their strategic careers programmes, the team will be able to chat through the opportunities.

If you would like to sponsor this or a similar future event please contact Jennifer Thomas.

There is parking available at the Roade House. The venue is fully accessible.

Only one ticket per email address can be purchased for our events. For additional tickets, each guest is required to use their own email address.

To enable FSB to deliver a high level of customer service at our events, and to tailor the content where appropriate, we will share your full name and business name with the host of the event you have registered to attend. The event hosts are representatives of FSB who irretrievably delete your details following the event.  Should you not consent your full name and business name being shared with the event host, please contact [email protected] within three working days of the event taking place, with details of the event.

Event Contact

For general enquiries regarding the event, please contact [email protected]