Twice Recognised FSB Volunteer Champion

Twice Recognised FSB Volunteer Champion

Merewyn Sayers, from Sayers Solutions, was recognised twice for the work that she does as West Yorkshire Area Lead at the National FSB Volunteer Champion Event.

If you don’t already know, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is a lobbying organisation. In addition, they also offer a wide range of member benefits.

Being a Volunteer

Merewyn has been involved as a volunteer since becoming a member 6 or more years ago. Just after she joined, she attended her branch AGM. That’s what she thought you were supposed to do as a member.

At the AGM they asked for committee members, so she put herself forward … “why not?” she asked herself … They then went on to ask whether anyone was interested in putting themselves forward for the Secretary role. “In for a penny, in for a pound” was her thought and threw herself into the role.

FSB Volunteer Champion

FSB no longer have branches or hold local AGM’s. However volunteers are still a vital part of the organisation and Merewyn is still involved as a volunteer.

Now instead of 5 branches (Kirklees, Wakefield, Calderdale, Leeds and Bradford) reporting to the West Yorkshire Region. West Yorkshire is now referred to as an Area and Merewyn Sayers is the elected Area Lead for West Yorkshire.

Simon Monaghan was also recognised at the National FSB Volunteer Champion Event this month. Simon held the other Area Lead role alongside Merewyn. But stood down during 2020, after accepting a full time employed role at RTC.

Sharon Jandu has recently been co-opted to fill Simon’s boots. Working alongside Merewyn, Barney Mynott (the Development Manager) and the rest of the invaluable active members, who volunteer their time and expertise to support small businesses.

Integral to Sayers Solutions

FSB plays an integral part of Sayers Solutions. It provides invaluable insight to the influences impacting small businesses. As well as introduces us to a wonderful variety of amazing small businesses, who adapt, pivot and flourish, even through these difficult times.

Every Tuesday morning at 10am, Merewyn can be found on Zoom hosting the West Yorkshire FSB networking event. More details and bookings can be found on the FSB website.

Sayers Solutions loves chatting with small business owners, finding out what makes them tick and what makes them different. This is one of the reasons why we offer Sayers Solutions Suggestion Sessions.

Suggestion Sessions are free 20 minute consultations. They allow us both to see whether we would be able to work together. So you can test and rate the suggestions provided by Sayers Solutions. A try before you by situation.

We would love introductions to any local business who would like to discuss marketing and strategy.

Although the adoption of video technology has made location less important. However there is nothing like meeting face to face. Getting to know the people, place and other physical evidence behind the business, amongst much more.

Is that you? or do you know someone that would like a no obligation chat about their business and receive suggestions and recommendations from Sayers Solutions?

The easiest way to do this would be to book a session here –


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