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About the Forum

The Forum of Private Business is a proactive business support organisation focused on the growth and profitability of small businesses. 

We offer a comprehensive package of member services to help you make money and save money. Whatever the challenges facing your business, we can help.

We are the business people - an extension to your team

We're passionate about supporting small businesses like yours - as a not-for-profit membership organisation, everything we do is driven by your needs and the challenges you face.

We can help you in two ways:

Complete business support

The Forum offers an exceptional one-stop-shop business support service, providing access to the tools and expertise you need to take your business forward.

We offer a unique membership package, with practical assistance spanning the key functions in an organisation, delivered at a competitive price.

Our member services can help you to:

  • Access finance
  • Reduce costs
  • Boost sales opportunities
  • Navigate complex legislation
  • Increase efficiency and performance.

Campaigning for a better business environment

The Forum actively engages with a community of 18,000 small businesses and champions their views and concerns with all levels of government, the media and the wider business community.

Small businesses make a massive contribution to the UK's economy - our key campaign aims are to highlight this and to lobby to make it simpler and more profitable to run a small firm.


The Forum was established by small business owners in 1977 as a lobbying group to fight for the fair treatment of small firms.

Over the years, as the business landscape has changed, so too have the needs of our members. To stay relevant, our offering has evolved and is now led by our business support services, aimed at promoting and boosting the profitable growth of small firms from all sectors and across the UK.

Great reasons to join
The Forum of Private Business Limited is a company registered in England. Company number: 1329000.
FPB, Ruskin Chambers, Drury Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6HA

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Whatever challenges you face in your business, the Forum can support you with a package of member services, including timely advice and information designed to help you protect and grow your business and save you money.

We are the business people – an extension to your team.

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