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FSB Volunteer Elections 2019/20

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Nominations are now closed for Local and National volunteer leader offices.

For any contested Local offices voting will open on 18 November 2019 and for any contested National offices the voting will open on 12 February 2020.

Get involved and shape the future of FSB #BeMoreFSB

FSB is a proudly member led and democratic organisation, and this is the second year that elections for volunteer office holders with FSB will take place online.

Both local and national opportunities offer FSB members the chance to lead on activity with an organisation that, this year, celebrates 45 years of supporting small businesses and the self-employed. At a national level, FSB is asking members to seek nomination to join its Board of Directors. Local opportunities include Regional Chairs, Area Leaders and National Councillors; as a grassroots organisation FSB’s regional presence is central to helping small businesses achieve their ambitions.

Michael Lassman, FSB member and Regional Chair for London shares his experience:

Michael Lassman

‘’I attended my first FSB event in 2008. During the evening I was told that ‘You’re just the type of person FSB is looking for,’ I got involved, and now, since January 2018, I’m Chair of the London FSB Region.

“My volunteer activity with FSB has been varied and exciting; meeting politicians across local and national governments, hosting events, and even finding myself on stage in front of hundreds of people. It’s sometimes challenging, always dynamic and very rewarding.

“Not only has my FSB volunteer activity enabled me to fulfil my ambition as a community builder, but it’s given me opportunities I would never have otherwise had. It’s developed me personally and been good for my business too – being well connected has certainly been a help.”


FSB Election Key Dates

  • 23 September 2019 – Nominations open online, for both Local and National Director volunteer opportunities
  • 13 October 2019 – Nominations close, for both Local and National volunteer opportunities
  • October - November 2019 – Verification and Validation of Local nominees (to include a meeting with Non Operational Directors)
  • October - November and December 2019 –  Verification and Validation of National nominees
  • 18 November 2019 –  Online ballot of the membership for successfully Verified and Validated volunteer nominees for Local opportunities
  • 8 December 2019 – Online ballot closes for Local nominees
  • 10 December 2019 –  Successfully elected Local member leaders announced
  • 12 February 2020 – Online ballot of the membership takes place for successfully Verified and Validated nominees for Director opportunities
  • 12 March 2020 – Online ballot closes for National nominees
  • 16 March 2020 - Announcement of the election outcome for Directors at the AGM

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