The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) launched its first ever ‘Volunteer Champions’ awards programme to recognise the amazing contribution local small business owners have made to support FSB in its work to help and promote the SME community throughout the past year.
Hollie Whittles from Fraggleworks, Hannah Williams from Scribble Inc Ltd, Elizabeth Wilkinson from The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant and David Webb of DJN solutions were all honoured at the virtual awards last week.
The ceremony, which was hosted by Dave Sharpe and included an address from Small Business Minister Paul Scully MP, saw FSB members across the UK recognised for their efforts in policy work, events, media support and membership sales.
Mike Goodall, FSB’s development manager in Shropshire, said: “This very enjoyable event, attended by more than 230 FSB members, staff and key stakeholders, showed how FSB members across Shropshire and beyond have stepped up to the plate to help fellow business owners at this critical time. It is a source of real pride to see what has been achieved by our passionate volunteers within the FSB and this county."
FSB‘s national chairman Mike Cherry said: ‘Despite the most challenging of times, our volunteers, all of whom run their own small businesses, have come forward and given their time to be part of FSB and to help their local business communities. The approach and support offered by staff and volunteers alike is one of FSB’s key and unique strengths. These have been vital in helping small businesses and the self-employed to get through this extraordinarily difficult period. I am delighted to see our volunteer team receive a well-deserved thank you for their amazing levels of support.’