FSB Experts in Business

FSB Experts in Business


The Federation of Small Businesses provides free networking opportunities for businesses in Shropshire. This is just one of the benefits of FSB membership.


Many small business owners find that they actually save money by joining the FSB. If you take credit card payments, FSB offer discounted card payment processing and inexpensive mobile card payment terminals along with free banking facilities for life (not just two years).


Membership includes employment protection, tax investigation protection, legal protection and a legal advice line, all free. You can also find legal documents such as contracts of employment and trading terms and conditions online which you can adapt for your own business. If you currently pay for any of these things, you will find FSB membership, starting at £130 per year, is likely to be more cost effective.


The FSB is the UK’s leading business organisation and has been supporting entrepreneurs for over 40 years. Since 1974 the FSB has given a voice and a platform to hundreds of thousands of business owners, lobbying the Government on behalf of the self-employed, the innovators and risk takers that run our SME’s. With around 200,000 members the FSB is now the biggest business organisation in the EU.



In Shropshire, the FSB has free networking meetings in Telford, Shrewsbury, and Oswestry and has now taken over the Lively Business Club network meetings at Tern Hill near Market Drayton.


For more information visit www.fsb.org.uk or contact the Chairman for Shropshire Branch [email protected]

Ray Hickinbottom

Ray Hickinbottom


FSB Networking meetings are all on Thursday evenings and start at 5.30 pm

Shrewsbury is held on the first Thursday of the month at the Hartley Innovation Centre, Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 5ST.


Market Drayton networking (which used to be the Lively Business Club/FSB meeting) is on the second Thursday of the month, at Tern Hill Hall, TF9 3PU.


Telford is on the third Thursday of the month at Meeting Point House in Telford, Southwater Square, TF3 4HS.

Oswestry is on the last Thursday of the month @ScottysCafe, 4 Market Gate Oswestry SY11 2NR.



All networking meetings include tea or coffee and are free to FSB members. All businesses are welcome and non-members can attend 3 meetings free of charge.  To book email [email protected]

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