FSB is one of the leading organisations behind a Cheshire business group established to give local firms a voice in policy-making in Cheshire.
Following discussions with the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East Councils, the group has been set up by FSB, the Institute of Directors, the CBI, and the Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East and South Cheshire Chambers of Commerce.
In addition to regular meetings of representatives of these major business organisations, which discuss economic and enterprise policies, decide on common lobbying positions and petition local political and industrial leaders, the group will host wider ‘member forums’ to consult with business members, with reports to be submitted to local councils and the LEP.
FSB also sits on the Cheshire and Warrington LEP’s Growth Strategy Board. The business group’s activities and reports will feed in to this board as well as councils directly.