Business group unveils new leader

Carol Undy named national chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) today appointed Carol Undy as its new national chairman.

Undy becomes the second woman to take the role and succeeds John Emmins after being unanimously elected at the FSB’s annual conference earlier this month.

Commenting on her new position at the helm of the UK’s largest business organisation, Undy said:

“I am delighted to be elected National Chairman, and indebted to John Emmins because I am taking over an organisation that has grown in both membership and influence over the last few years.

“With 185,000 members, the FSB is now Britain’s biggest business organisation by some considerable margin. This, along with our heritage as a genuinely independent lobby group, means we are consulted on a daily basis by policymakers at all levels. But I do not confuse consultation with influence, and I am determined to ensure that in addition to asking us what we think, the Government also listens to what we say.”

“The FSB’s greatest strength is its members who between them provide almost one and a half million jobs. The best way to understand what it is like to run a small business is to actually do it. I will be calling on my own business experience when I’m representing their views in Westminster and Brussels.”


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