By Jonathan London on 31st March 2015

Small business owners to question election candidates

Many small business owners are being given the chance to question candidates ahead of May’s General Election.

The Falmouth Packet reports the Federation of Small Business (FSB) has arranged a series of hustings to allow entrepreneurs the chance to put forward their opinions to politicians.

It is hoped the hustings will raise the profile of small businesses across the UK – it is estimated that 99 per cent of private businesses qualify as small or medium-sized enterprises.

The FSB’s Cornwall branch has already arranged the first series of events and it is expected a number of local firms will welcome the chance to discuss issues related to the challenges faced by small businesses.

Regional chairman Adrian Penter will be chairing each event and is expecting a good turnout.

“The small business community is the lifeblood of the Cornish economy. It is therefore essential to have a lively and informative debate where business issues can be highlighted to the candidates who seek to serve us. Business people who attend will also get to learn more about the policies of the parties while also getting to know the candidates themselves,” said Mr Penter.

Entry is free and open to members and non-members. Anyone who wishes to attend the event should book in advance.

Jonathan London Written by Jonathan London

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