Federation of Small Businesses

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Federation of Small Businesses
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Abbreviation FSB
Motto Experts in Business
Formation 1974
Legal status Not for profit company
Purpose Membership body for small businesses and the self-employed
  • UK wide
Region served
Membership (2016)
National Chairman
Mike Cherry
Website FSB

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), by Norman Small in response to a proposed increase of Class 4 National Insurance contributions, which represented an additional tax burden on the self-employed and the owners of small businesses.[1]

The FSB organises an annual event, the FSB National Business Show. In conjunction with Worldpay it also promotes the annual FSB & Worldpay Business Awards.[2]


  1. ^ Bennett, Robert J. (2011). Local Business Voice: The History of Chambers of Commerce in Britain, Ireland, and Revolutionary America, 1760-2011. OUP. pp. 41–42. ISBN 978-0-19-958473-4. 
  2. ^ "Events Introduction". Federation of Small Businesses. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 

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