FSB’s Volunteer Champions awards to honour Covid-19 stars

By Ben Carey on 27 November, 2020

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched its new ‘Volunteer Champions’ awards to recognise members for their hard work over the past year.

The awards will pay special consideration to those businesses across Swindon and Wiltshire which have gone the extra mile to support and encourage one another throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

The FSB has more than 23,000 members across the South West, many of which have stepped up in recent months to offer practical support and advice for their fellow members. 

The FSB South West Chairman Lee Nathan has been impressed by the work volunteers have put in, and is looking forward to recognising and honouring their efforts.

He said, ‘’Throughout the pandemic our amazing volunteer members have worked alongside our local staff and membership advisors to provide a huge amount of help and encouragement to fellow SMEs going through this most challenging of times.

“I am, therefore, so pleased to see that  these awards have been set up to recognise that work and we hope there will be many volunteers from this region who are rewarded as part of the scheme.”

All FSB members across the UK will be encouraged to nominate volunteers.

FSB‘s National Chairman Mike Cherry said, “I’ve been hugely proud of our volunteer and staff teams who, through unprecedented times, have gone above and beyond to support the FSB, our members and the wider small business community.

“I’m delighted that our Volunteer Champions awards provide a great opportunity to offer a well-deserved thank you to all our volunteers for their amazing levels of support.”

You can find out more about the FSB by visiting www.fsb.org.uk

The organisation’s coronavirus advice and support line (open to members and non-members) can be found here.  

Pictured: FSB South West Chairman Lee Nathan