Council offers fully funded FSB memberships to help support small businesses

06th April 2022


Small businesses across Three Rivers are set to receive a boost as the district council announces it is funding free membership of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) for local firms to help them to recover, grow and thrive.

Under the scheme businesses will be provided with fully funded memberships which will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis for eligible small and medium-sized business applicants.

Businesses who join the FSB will be eligible for a wide range of benefits including a funding platform, medical care helpline, employment advice and protection, debt recovery, as well as an award-winning legal hub for advice and a range of events and networking opportunities.

Geof Muggeridge, Director of Community & Environmental Services at Three Rivers District Council, said: “We want to do everything we can to help small businesses across Three Rivers grow and thrive in the months and years ahead. For that reason we are delighted to be launching this new scheme to fund FSB membership which will help businesses access specialist support and advice at a time when it could not be more important.

“Small businesses form the very heart and soul of our communities, and we want to do all we can to ensure they are able to grow and thrive. This new scheme is another example of this council’s commitment to that.”

Lauren Dovey, FSB Development Manager in Hertfordshire added: “I have been impressed by the support Three Rivers District Council has shown in recognising the importance and contribution of small businesses to their area. FSB are committed to furthering the aims and ambitions of small businesses and we are working together to make this happen.

"I look forward to meeting the new businesses who join under the scheme and finding out how we can best support them.”

From day one of membership, businesses will have access to the full benefits. Further information is available at: 

To enquire about joining via the free membership scheme please contact FSB Membership Advisor Paul Randell: and for more information visit: