FSB team up with Forest of Dean for discounted membership scheme

  • 08 Sep 2020

The FSB is delighted to have secured a special discounted membership scheme with the Forest of Dean Council – the first such council membership deal in the South West.

The Forest of Dean, in Gloucestershire, is a thriving area for small businesses and entrepreneurs and it is hoped the new discount scheme will ensure even more great Forest businesses are able to join Britain’s biggest business representation group and take advantage of the benefits on offer.


The council and FSB have teamed up for the  partnership to help small businesses - particularly those based in the district’s town centres and larger villages – get access to the resources and support they need to get firmly back on their feet.  

Forest of Dean councillor  Bernie O’Neill welcomed the scheme saying: “As a council, we are committed to supporting local businesses, and this is no more important than in these uncertain times. By partnering with the FSB, we are able to direct our district’s small business owners directly to the FSB’s key resources which can help them to adapt quickly to a changing marketplace. From social media training, virtual networking and even support in finding sustainable finance the FSB has  support on offer that can really help businesses not only to survive, but to thrive in the post-Covid economy.”

Sam Holliday, the Gloucestershire and Bristol area development manager for the FSB, thanked the council for coming into this new partnership. He said: “The FSB team are delighted to be working with Forest of Dean District Council to help the small business community.

“The Forest of Dean is a fantastic, vibrant area for small businesses and we are proud to already have hundreds of FSB members across that patch. This scheme will allow even more amazing SMEs to join our ranks and get our unrivalled benefits package and it will be great to have them on board. We are also very pleased to be working alongside the Forest of Dean District Council on this scheme as we have always found them to be a supportive organisation who are determined to work with and support their small business community.”  



If any other council/LEP wishes to know more about the discounted membership scheme please contact [email protected].