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.
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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.
More Member Stories
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.
Seeing his son drive a mini-tank persuaded Bren to start up his own venture. We asked him about life as a small business owner.
Tank Heroes Mini Tanks Ltd is a small business providing bespoke mini-tanks and mini-tank driving experiences using bespoke tracked vehicles which, with shell attached, look like small tanks. Mini-tanks are unique vehicles that drivers with lower limb disabilities can also experience, controlling them through hand levers.
I have my then 12-year-old son to thank for creating the spark. I saw a “toy” version of our machines in my home town of Scarborough back in 2010, and my son had a drive in one. I thought they were a fantastic and unique concept with endless possibilities.
I started on my own and had numerous events and shows clawing at my attraction even before I built my first three tanks. My friend Tony Bailey helped me out at events and is now a fellow director.
We now operate six mini-tanks and are looking at manufacturing and producing on a larger scale, having just built and shipped two machines to a theme park in St Petersburg. We have also had interest from other markets, which we are developing, such as a utility vehicle for festivals and agriculture.
Checking emails is the first thought in my head from opening my eyes to logging on to my laptop. But every day is different; if we have a show looming it will be preparing our machines with Tony to make sure they are looking and sounding their best, and providing all the pre-show media and planning information.
Being asked to build mini-tanks for a large theme park in St Petersburg.
Our mini-tanks are in essence tracked, all-weather, all-terrain vehicles, and a particular customer wanted one to pull his equipment up a Scottish mountain.
That’s a tough question because there are so many, but I couldn’t have done it without my wife, son and family’s support, and my business partner Tony’s dedication and expertise.
Steering my own business with my own decisions and watching something I’ve created grow. The future for our business excites me even now.
Getting the balance right between business and family. My wife tells me I’m obsessed with our machines. I call it passion!
How time- and life-consuming it would become.
I wish I could have started 20 years earlier.
I have used the banking service and advice lines, and love reading about fellow businesses with similar goals.
With the interest we receive from other countries and a huge gap for this unique attraction, we hope to be providing our machines worldwide in the entertainment and utility vehicle markets.
Surf when I have time and the weather is right. I also love spending time with my family and our pet rabbits.
FSB members are entitled to a specially tailored bank account from the Co-operative Bank, giving you the freedom to focus on running your business.
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