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04 July 2017

Tributes paid to FSB veteran Sandra Dexter

Sandra DexterTributes have been paid to Sandra Dexter, the National Vice Chairman of FSB, who has died at the age of 72 following a sudden illness.

Sandra worked tirelessly on behalf of FSB over many years, having first become actively involved in the organisation in 1982.

She was passionate about encouraging new members to get involved, and was instrumental in setting up new ways of nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs.

FSB National Chairman Mike Cherry said“I am deeply saddened and on behalf of FSB would like to pass my sincere condolences to Sandra’s family and friends. Sandra worked incredibly hard over many years to champion small businesses and was one of the best-known and respected figures in FSB. Her loss will be deeply felt by the many who had the pleasure of knowing her and working with her. My thoughts are particularly with her husband David, their children and grandchildren.”

Sandra was originally elected FSB national vice chairman in 2011 for an initial two year period. She was later re-elected to the position in March 2014 - a reflection of both her ability and her popularity among FSB members.

She spent eighteen years as National Conference Coordinator, leading a small team which organised many highly successful events.

FSB Chief Operating Officer Julie Lilley said: “Sandra always had the FSB, members and staff at heart and was passionate about supporting small business.  She will be a huge loss to the FSB and will be greatly missed by all those who worked closely with her.”

Alongside her work with FSB, Sandra had more than 40 years of experience running a small business. Together with her husband David, she operated an estate planning business in Lincolnshire.

She leaves behind her husband; their son Richard and daughter Julie; and their grandchildren.