Forget your nine to five, ditch your suit and tie – it was all about celebrating UK’s small businesses at Seven Hills’ Academy Session this morning, as we welcomed Craig Beaumont from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
Craig first went into the tourism industry to share with the world what he loves about Britain and was a part of the delivery team for London 2012. After the Olympics, Craig decided to apply his political and campaigning skills in a vastly different landscape and joined FSB to champion the voice of SME owners.
Today FSB confidently lobbies across parties to influence legislations in the interest of over 160,000 members. But, that’s not it – in 2017, the FSB signed an open letter to No.10, along with other business lobbies, which profoundly shaped the terms of the Brexit transition period.
Wrangling with Brexit is but one task on FSB’s agenda. The so-called ‘Staircase Bill’ is due to go through Parliament after recess, to outlaw a recent tax rate increase for small businesses that operate over more than one floor if they use a public staircase.
Seven Hills wishes Craig the best of luck as he continues pave the road of success for UK small business.
Craig was the recipient of the Small Biz 100 Francesca Kemp award at last week’s Blue Tie. Read about it here.
Read more about the Federation of Small Businesses here.