Melanie Ulyatt MBE, managing director of One to One Support Services, has been appointed to an influential, national role by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
Melanie is now part of the FSB’s national Board of Directors, having joined the team as National Vice-Chair and will be responsible for developing and delivering the organisation’s policies, procedures and programmes of small business support and lobbying.
Melanie has been a dedicated member of FSB since 2009, holding several roles including Regional Chair (since 2012) and Policy Representative (2017). She is also active with the Local Enterprise Partnership, having secured a seat on the local LEP board in 2015. She was also appointed Chair of the Skills and Employment Commission. Her work with FSB as well as her local LEP groups - Sheffield City Region (SCR) and Notts and Derby (D2N2) – demonstrate her zeal as an outstanding ambassador for small businesses and led to recognition in 2017 with an MBE for services to business and entrepreneurship.
Melanie has been deeply involved in FSB’s policy work and understands the challenges and wider economic drivers that small businesses face; her activity with the English Policy committee is informed by this and has led to good working relationships with local MPs, as well as visits to No 10 on behalf of FSB. She believes FSB must be a listening organisation that is dynamic and responsive to what its members say, harnessing a ‘you said, we did’ dialogue.