The Federation of Small Businesses was delighted to welcome MP Stephen McPartland at a local breakfast networking event. Over 100 small businesses attended the event.
After the breakfast Stephen said: “I was delighted to be given the opportunity by the FSB to speak to such a large number of local businesses. I know the work they have done with business locally and government nationally is valued. Especially important is their analysis of the cost of bureaucracy to small companies, which they have shown results in up to a full working day a week being spent on unproductive paperwork. Local companies need to be set free to get on with the job of running their business and becoming the engines of the economic recovery."
The breakfast event was sponsored by the FSB as part of the Herts B2b Exhibition held at the Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre and chaired by regional Chairman Ian Cording. FSB Business Consultant Maree Atkinson said, “We were delighted with such a high turnout of our members and to welcome Mr McPartland to meet them. It is vitally important for both the FSB and its members to build a strong relationship with our local MP.”