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David Cunningham

David Cunningham

National Councillor

I don’t just have an interest in small businesses; I am passionate about them and am driven to see them succeed. I have been fortunate to have had a good career in business and want to play my part in improving the environment for other businesses to flourish. I believe FSB is the best organisation to support and represent SMEs and the self-employed, these elections present an opportunity to speak up for Northern Ireland.

Outside my own businesses, I’ve served in volunteer roles as an FSB Branch Chair, on the NI Regional Committee, organising numerous events, and more recently as National Councillor for Northern Ireland, working with the 11 other Regions and the FSB Board. 

I am seeking your support to continue as National Councillor; the key link between members in Northern Ireland and FSB’s National Council – to be the voice of our local members at national level.

I have been a small business owner/director for most of my working life, in manufacturing - Print & Publishing - and in IT and Services, employing over 30 people; giving me extensive, relevant experience and skills. These include Leadership and Training skills, garnered from in-role experience as well as formal courses; Comprehensive IT skills; and as a qualified instructor in two different sporting disciplines.
 
My skill-set also includes Networking, from over 15 years of active business networking; Organisation, both from business and from major sporting events; People Management; and Communication, from all levels within a business.

My current role as National Councillor has given me insight into FSB’s extensive work at every level -from supporting local business, to campaigning, and providing 24/7 advice and support for our members.  I am keen to continue to be a part of this – helping and promoting small business nationally and, as importantly, locally.