MEP Anthea becomes FSB Ambassador


Local MEP Anthea McIntyre has wasted no time in starting to help local entrepreneurs.

She has agreed to become an Ambassador for the Federation of Small Businesses ‘Real Life Entrepreneur Campaign’.

In this role she will actively promote the benefits of free enterprise and entrepreneurship – causes that she understands very well having run a very successful management consultancy for 20 years before she became an MEP in December.

Miss McIntyre said, "I am delighted to take on this role and look forward to helping both new and established businesses.I am convinced that the way to reduce unemployment is to incentivise local employers to take people on. I’m so pleased that the FSB has launched this campaign; as a small business owner myself I know that employing others is a major factor in our economic recovery."

This superb FSB campaign recognises that setting up and running a business can be a daunting prospect, and it is a lot of hard work. But it is also one of the most rewarding things that you can do and can be one of the most positive changes someone can make for themselves and the community they live in.

In a society dominated by celebrity culture, celebrity entrepreneurs have emerged as inspirational figures. But we believe that anyone who has a good idea and takes a risk to put it into practice and grow a business is an entrepreneur. The vast majority will never be celebrities, but they still enrich the lives of themselves and those around them.

These are the people that we should all champion – the Real Life Entrepreneurs.”