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FPB…..Forum of Private Business




‘For our members............... not for profit’ 


The Forum is a leading small business support group dedicated to helping business owners focus on growth and profitability. Whatever challenges your business faces, we offer membership to help you protect and grow your business, save time and money, as well as providing you with a collective voice.

The Forum of Private Business (The Forum) is a not-for-profit business support organisation whose membership is spread throughout the UK and is made up primarily of private companies that employ between 1 and 25 people.

The Forum was founded by Stan Mendham OBE in 1977. Stan, a chartered engineer, was frustrated with the way big businesses dominated the commercial world in the UK, increasingly concerned by the lack of understanding of smaller businesses in the economy and dismayed by mounting red tape.

Over the years, as the business landscape has changed, so too have the needs of The Forum members. In order to stay relevant, the support and services they offer meet those members’ needs. However they still remain dedicated to representing members and helping them focus on compliance, profitability and growth.

Most businesses now join The Forum to protect their business and take advantage of the practical business support as well as various money-saving offers.  Membership of the Forum starts from just £175 per year and includes comprehensive legal expenses insurance cover, 24 hour legal and general members’ helpline for support on all business issues and access to exclusive money-saving offers on essentials like utilities, cyber protection, telecoms, card processing, business insurance and purchasing.

The Forum doesn’t operate for a profit, but everything they do is about making sure the members’ businesses do. This means that every penny the Forum makes will go back into supporting businesses to help them grow and thrive.

You can contact the Forum on the links below:



Linkedin Company profile

Linkedin Group Discussions 

Forthcoming Events 



For a full list of services please go to https://www.fpb.org/


 Membership and main number 

0845 130 1722  /  01565 626001




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