Small business trade minister needed says FSB

The government has been called upon to appoint a small business trade minister by the FSB in the North East. The move should aim to help small businesses to increase in number and activity.

The FSB boasts the largest membership base among all trade organization in region. It expressed that appointing a small business trade minister, could help small businesses that export or those who are looking to start exporting. The Government has highlighted the importance of exporting in driving the economic growth in the near future. According to the research, the number of exporting FSB members has doubled between 2009 and 2010.

Those who wish to embark on bigger ventures and increase their exporting activity, could be supported by a more “effective and targeted promotion,” said the FSB.

Encouraging small businesses across the North East is vital; this is why the FSB is calling upon the Government to act on their commitment to support small businesses in export, According to Simon Hanson, the FSB North East policy manager.

He added, “It would be a great start to appoint a small business trade minister in order to help achieving the goal of encouraging small businesses in the region to either start exporting or increase their exporting activities.”

According to Hanson, exporting is a crucial factor in driving the economy, and support to the activity will bolster the growth of the UK economy.