The Federation of Small Business (FSB) in the North East Region and Tyne Metropolitan College are hosting a ‘Question Time’ style event which will focus on the UK Referendum and the impact of a yes/no result on small businesses in our region.

The panel will consist of two MPs and a selection of business leaders including:

  • Jonathon Arnott, MEP UKIP
  • Phil Wilson, MP Labour
  • David Rose, Hobart Rose
  • Allen Creedy, Ethical Partnership and Chairman, FSB (Newcastle and Northumberland Branch).

Event Details:

Date: Friday, 3rd June 2016

Time: Lunch and Refreshments (Optional) 1PM - 2PM, Question Time 2 - 3.15PM Venue: Dearing Lecture Theatre, Tyne Metropolitan College, Battle Hill Drive, Wallsend, NE28 9NL.

Allen Creedy, Ethical Partnership and Chairman, Federation of Small Business Newcastle and Northumberland Branch, comments: “The UK’s 5.4 million small business owners will have a pivotal impact on the overall result of the EU referendum. The small business vote is crucial, with two in five (42%) saying their vote could still be swayed. We call on our members to ensure they are registered by 7 June to ensure they can have their say on 23 June. FSB will not tell our members how to vote, but encourage them to come to this question time event to question and listen to the debate.”

Jon Vincent, Principal and Chief Executive, TyneMet College, comments: “We look forward to welcoming business professionals to this event which is sure to provide an open forum for discussion and present arguments and considerations for both sides. With the support of the FSB, we will do our best to find out the facts behind the claims and explore the real potential impact."

If you would like to attend the event, please contact Paul Smissen: or call 0191 2295000.