Keep Trade Local at party conference
September 16, 2008
Thousands of politicians and delegates from the three main political parties will be implored to Keep Trade Local by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) as the party conference season kicks off this week.
The Keep Trade Local campaign, aimed at preserving town centres and high streets across the UK, will be the central theme of FSB-sponsored events at the Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservative conferences, while FSB officials will also address other meetings on subjects including the economy, regulation and training.
Politicians and delegates will have the opportunity to sign the Keep Trade Local petition at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth during an FSB meeting with Party president Simon Hughes as guest speaker.
The FSB has produced a banner that will be displayed at each of the party conferences to highlight support for the campaign across the UK.
The FSB’s Reading & West Berkshire branch, along with its Evening Post partner, is proud to take centre stage on the banner showing the level of support the campaign has been given across Reading.
Brian Eastman, Reading & West Berkshire FSB chairman, said: “The Keep Trade Local campaign is really gaining momentum with Reading leading the way across the country.
“The conference season is an ideal opportunity to garner political support from all corners of the UK and get small business issues on to the political agenda.
“Small businesses are the life-blood of the UK economy and they need to be heard consistently and constantly.
“We are delighted with the raft of events and receptions put in place to promote Keep Trade Local to thousands of delegates at all the three major party political conferences and we will continue to send out the message here in Reading.”