Skip To The Main Content

Conference 2016: We've saved the best until last

  • Blog
  • 19 March 2016

Saturday is (sadly) the final day of the FSB Small Business Expo and National Conference 2016, and what a fantastic event it has been so far! We’ve seen and heard lots of interesting discussion on political policy, as well as some truly inspiring stories of real-life entrepreneurs, such as Fraser Doherty. 

Members and non-members alike have also had the chance to explore the benefits that we have on offer as a business support organisation, a variety of stands set up within the SECC for attendees to explore.

On Saturday, FSB members will have the chance to attend ‘Our FSB – an audience with the Board’, which promises a lively discussion about the future, policy and direction of this great organisation. Members will also have the opportunity to attend ‘MSP Question Time’, where they will be putting questions to local politicians.


What: MSP Question Time Session
When: 19/03/16 @ 10.20am-11.35am
Where: Main conference hall
Presented by: Kirsty Warm and Mike Cherry
The conference and expo continues into Saturday with the hotly anticipated MSP Small Business Question Time Session. The session will be run by conference host Kirsty Wark and will feature FSB Policy Chairman, Mike Cherry, as well as local Scottish politicians. This is your chance to pose questions to MPs, these must be submitted beforehand, but it promises to be an exciting event.

What: Motivational Speaker – Molly Harvey
When: 10/03/16 @ 11.35am-12.05pm
Where: Main conference hall
Presented by: Molly Harvey

A no-nonsense, thought provoking approach combined with speaking from the heart granted Molly a gift. The gift of making the complex simple and has allowed her to become recognised as a Leading Authority on Leadership and Cultural Transformation. By speaking to corporations around the world such as Bank of America, 3M and Santander together with over 500 other leading organisations worldwide, a key part of Molly’s experience is the ability to question and provoke audiences to think differently about the way they work and live.

What: Debt Recovery: Tackling the Late Payments issue
When: 19/03/2016, 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Where: Seminar Theatre in Exhibition Hall
Presented by: Karl Hague MCICM – Business Development Manager, STA International

In this seminar, Karl Hague MCICM of FSB Debt Collection Partner, STA International, looks at; the causes, effects, prevention and cure for the issue of late payment; providing a step-by-step guide to credit management best practices, highlighting changes in late payment legislation and what members options are should in-house efforts prove unsuccessful.

We will also be hosting more politicians, business professionals and service providers so members can really get the most from their time at conference.

We hope that you can join us for the final day of conference 2016, but if not you can catch all the goings on via the live stream, follow the link.

FSB Connect Networking from FSB

Network with other members and non members from across the UK through our National and Local networking framework

Find out more