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Liverpool City Region business owner appointed to FSB board

The owner of a family-run engineering firm in Liverpool City Region has been re-elected to the Board of Directors at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

The results of FSB’s volunteer elections were announced at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 10 April), with Alexis Lay reappointed to the position of Director.

Alexis first joined FSB in 1993 when she and her husband Norman owned a fish and chip shop in North Wales. She now runs a family business based in Whiston, Liverpool, supplying, fitting, servicing and repairing lubrication systems for all types of industries.

Alexis Lay said: “I’m thrilled to take on the role of Director. 

“Having taken on many volunteer roles at the FSB in previous years, I look forward to putting my knowledge of the organisation to good use. As a small business owner, I know the importance of having a strong voice for the sector that’s heard in governments at every level. FSB’s members and staff are a formidable campaigning force and I’m proud to be on the Board.” 

Over the years Alexis has been a Branch Officer, a National Councillor for 15 years and was on the National Conference Committee for 16 years rising to Conference Coordinator. 

She also stepped in as acting FSB Vice Chairman from July 2017 to May 2018. 

Volunteer Terry Lockwood has been elected to the position of Director, with Gillian MacEwan taking on the role of Operations Director. 

National Chair Mike Cherry, Policy and Advocacy Chair Martin McTague and Commercial Director Dave Stallon have all been reappointed uncontested.