LONDON The business pressure group, Forum of Private Business, is hosting a series of seminars to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the Basel II framework for banking organisations and their significance to the SME sector.
The FPB says that at any given time almost half of all small businesses are borrowing from a bank and such finance is critical for successful growth within the sector.
The series of seminars, which are sponsored by the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, will take place in Leeds at the Yorkshire Bank Head Office on 12 January, in London at the Houses of Parliament on 9 February, at the Welsh Regional Assembly in Cardiff on 9 March, and at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on 7 June.
Further information is available on the FPB website.
The Forum of Private Business (FPB) was formed in 1977 and represents approximately 25,000 UK-based businesses. It is the only full UK member of UEAPME, the organisation that represents small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe.