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LIVERPOOL JUNE-JULY 2014

IFB Ambassador John Allan on supporting small businesses

Following the IMF upgrading its growth forecast for the UK, John Allan, National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), has written in the Daily Telegraph, highlighting the importance of small businesses for national and global economic growth.

John stresses that small businesses are the driving force behind the UK’s growth, while a nationwide study by the FSB has found that more small businesses than ever (56.6 per cent) want to grow this year. John argues that ensuring our small businesses realise their global ambitions is the best way to improve exports, and sustain national economic growth.

John Allan writes:

"Events such as the Government-backed International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014 will allow smaller firms to make connections usually reserved for larger companies. It will open British companies to new markets and new partners, assembling politicians and business leaders throughout June and July in Liverpool."

John highlights Horasis’ Global India Business Meeting as a key event in the IFB 2014 calendar, commenting:

"The event has been described as an “Indian Davos” and is the foremost gathering of Indian business leaders. It will bring together more than 300 senior decision-makers from business and politics to discuss issues directly relating to the Indian economy and the impact on UK growth.

“Small businesses must seize this chance to demonstrate they have the answers to the emerging market’s problems.”

John’s article was published on the same day of the FSB's Policy Conference in London at which the Prime Minister pledged to cut red tape for small business, announcing that more than 3,000 rules affecting business will be dropped or changed.

For more information read the full Telegraph article
Learn more about Horasis Global India Business Meeting at IFB 2014