Federation of Small Businesses

Providing practical support for local SMEs

The FSB, established in 1974, continues to work to promote and protect the interests of small businesses and the self-employed.  The FSB works in a variety of ways to help its Members and we find that often, local events are the most practical way to bring a new skill, or important information to this varied public.

Angela Fitch Development Manager for the FSB in Shropshire Herefordshire & Worcestershire comments:

The FSB has worked with Tina on two occasions: in November 2014, when she joined the main panel at the FSB’s Annual Business Debate, held at the University of Worcester, and in January 2015, when she provided a specialist workshop to local business owners; entitled, ‘Make or Break Your Business in 30 Seconds’


The workshop was very appropriate for any business owner.  Tina simplified the process of making a great first impression at a networking event and each delegate created a 30 seconds speech explaining what their business did and how it might meet the contact’s needs.


Tina worked with groups of about 12 entrepreneurs.  They came from different backgrounds and had different attitudes and ability levels.  Tina pitched the workshop to cope with the differentiation across the group so that each business owner took something away with them, which they could immediately apply to their own networking, and at no additional cost or time commitment.

Tina is a very confident and approachable person.  She understands small business, but has enormous experience with large corporations, thus allowing her to see things from both business perspectives.


We hope to work with Tina again on similar events, as feedback from workshop delegates proves that what she delivered in 45 minutes was extremely appropriate and beneficial to her audience.

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