Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is a UK business organisation representing small and medium-sized businesses. It was formed in 1974 as the National Federation of Self Employed (NFSE).[1] The current name for the organisation was adopted in 1991. It is registered with Companies House as The National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses Limited (company number 1263540).[2]

Federation of Small Businesses
National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses
AbbreviationFSB
Formation1974
Registration no.1263540
Legal statusNot for profit company
PurposeMembership body for small businesses and the self-employed
HeadquartersBlackpool, England
Location
Membership (2016)
>160,000
National Chairman
Mike Cherry
National Vice Chair Internal Affairs, FSB
Melanie Ulyatt
National Vice Chair Policy and Advocacy, FSB
Martin McTague
Alexis Lay, Gary Lovatt, Ian O’Donnell, Peter Davys, Stephen Askew, Terry Lockwood
Main organ
Board of Directors
SubsidiariesFSB Publications Limited, FSB Recruitment Limited, FSB Sales Limited, F.S.B. (Member Services) Limited, FSB Gold Club Limited, Keep Trade Local Ltd, Real Life Entrepreneurs Limited
Revenue (2016)
£25.6M
Staff (2016)
211
WebsiteOfficial website
Formerly called
National Federation of Self Employed

FSB is a member-led, not-for-profit and non-party political organisation.[3] FSB is a lobbying organisation representing small firms and the self-employed to UK, national, local and devolved government.[4] FSB offers its members a range of benefits, such as a 24-hour legal advice line and free business banking.[5]