FSB Small Business Support Network

By LBF2020 (other events)

Tuesday, November 3 2020 2:00 PM 3:00 PM

Networking event allowing you to discuss local business issues and ideas with other likeminded businesses.  We will also hear from FSB's two elected Area Leaders for Leicestershire, local business owners who have successfully steered their businesses through Covid, on the positive changes they have made to their businesses, the stories they’ve heard in the local community and the lessons and tips they can pass on.

Jenny Cross is the Managing Director of Cross Productions, including Niche Magazine. For some time she has been focusing on working ‘on’ the business rather than ‘in’ it which she feels has been an enormous help, empowering her staff to make decisions based on a strong company ethos and shared goals. Jenny talks openly about the challenges of covid and is always an inspiring speaker with plenty of advice at FSB events. 

Clare Elsby co-founded Elsby & Co accountants over 27 years ago after redundancy led her to set up on her own. Now with two paper-free offices employing over fifty staff, digital technology has helped the firm immensely over the last few months, and Clare is a passionate advocate for using technology to strengthen your business. Clare has also a wealth of experience and knowledge from her accountancy experience to share with others.  

The event will be hosted by FSB volunteer Amanda Daly, founder of The Turnaround CEO, helping professionals to improve their own resilience and that of their business.Agenda:

This event is aimed at small businesses who wish to network and find support from their local small business community. It is open to anyone and will also welcome attendees from businesses and public sector organisations who are looking to offer help and support at this time.  Entrepreneurs, Directors, Startups, self employed.

What will attendees gain? 

  • Network with other small businesses. 
  • Talk business issues, ideas and opportunities. 
  • Discuss current challenges and tips and strategies for overcoming them.


14:00 : Welcome and introductions (FSB member host Amanda Daly, The Turnaround CEO)
- FSB business update (FSB Development Manager Jennifer Thomas)
- Round the room networking- introduce your business & what you're looking for. 
- Speakers- Business Change, improvements and lessons:
- Speaker one- Jenny Cross, Cross Productions / Niche Magazine 
- Speaker two- Clare Elsby- Elsby & Co accountants 
- Q&A and discussion, offering ideas, further networking
15:00 : Thanks and finish


Jenny Cross - Managing Director, Cross Productions
Clare Elsby - Co founder, Elsby & Co
Amanda Daly - The Turnaround, CEO

Mailing Address

Leicester Business Festival CIC, Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester, LE3 5BJ