Mark Bryan of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

People can learn more about the support available through the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) at the next Sandgrounders Business Club networking event in Southport. 

Mark Bryan, who represents FSB members in Liverpool, Wirral and Southport, will be the Guest Speaker at Southport Football Club from 5pm this Thursday  (14th March 2024). 

Admission is free, with guests invited to register here: 

Mark will be Guest Speaker while financial planner Chris Norris is the Sponsor Speaker. 

Running your own business is rewarding, but you don’t have to face the challenges alone.

With the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) by your side, you’ll have all the support and expertise you need to start, run and grow your business. 

As a leading voice of 5.5 million small businesses and the self-employed heard in governments across the UK, the FSB is always working to deliver real change on the issues that matter most.

Mark Bryan said: “I am looking forward to introducing the Sandgrounders Business Club to the Federation of Small Businesses FSB, talking about how we are campaigning for businesses at a national level, how we are providing members with access to legal advice, resources, contracts, paperwork, policies to support their business, providing legal cost protection should the worst happen in their business and how we are promoting business growth by connecting members within national and regional business events.” 

To find out more or to arrange a meeting with your local FSB Membership Advisor, call Mark Bryan on 07941 320890 or email

The next Sandgrounders Business Club networking event takes place at The Big Help Stadium, Southport Football Club, Haig Avenue, Southport this Thursday (14th March 2024). 

Admission is free, with guests invited to register here: 

There is free car parking outside the stadium with a pay bar available. 

The doors open for networking at 5pm with two speakers appearing at 6pm. 

Sandgrounders Business Club aims to be a relaxed, friendly, informal event to help support local businesses in Southport and the surrounding area. 

They are organised by Southport Football Club, Birkdale Insurance Group, Midgley Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning and Stand Up For Southport and usually take place on the second Thursday of every month. 

Chris Harding from Birkdale Insurance Group said: 

“The two Sandgrounders Business Club meetings we have held this year have been well attended and we have started attracting businesspeople from all over the North West. 

“I have been inundated with requests for further information about the Sandgrounders Business Club which I am delighted to assist with. 

“I’m looking forward to the March event and it is looking like the previous attendance records will be surpassed very soon.” 

Each month sees two guest speakers invited to give short talks to guests – one a sponsored speaker, the other a community / local interest speaker. 

The sponsored speaker spot costs £75. 

Dates for the diary – meetings take place on:

14th March 2024;

11th April 2024;

9th May 2024;

13th June 2024;

11th July 2024.

Please register your place using this link

For more details of the Sandgrounders Business Club please email:


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