Business secretary, Vince Cable, is one of a number of senior politicians to speak at this years’ Federation for Small Business annual conference.
The event will be held in Leicester this spring, where more than 600 delegates are expected to attend. Cable has been a strong advocate of small business and franchise services.
The conference will also include a Q&A session with small business minister, Michael Fallon and shadow small business minister, Toby Perkins.
Dave Nicholls, regional chairman of FSB in Leicestershire said: “We are delighted to be hosting this year’s annual conference in Leicester and are looking forward to welcoming senior politicians, motivational and business speakers and, of course, small businesses from around the country.”
Shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna MP, told thisisleicestershire.co.uk that he was looking forward to event.
“Small businesses are the backbone of the British economy and they play a vital role in our prospects for recovery. But at the same time, the current economic climate is still very challenging for small firms,” he said.
The two day event will be hosted by financial journalist, Naga Muchetty and will see a new national chairman elected, reports freshbusinessthinking.com. The current chair, John Walker will step down from his three year tenure.