New face joins the Federation of Small Businesses in Rugby

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THE Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has announced the newly elected Chairman for the Rugby branch.

Paul Rogers, from Bottomley & Co, licensed insolvency specialists based in Cawston, was elected as the new chairman earlier this month.

Mr Rogers has taken over the reins from Paul Knapman, of Church Street Printers in Rugby, who held the chairman’s position for the past 10 years.

Mr Knapman has been an active and positive chairman who, over the past 10 years, has been instrumental in developing the FSB’s networking breakfast in Rugby which is held on the last Friday of every month at Rugby College.

Chris Moody of ASL Computer Services, who has also served on the FSB committee for over 10 years as branch secretary stepped down at the AGM to peruse his passion for sailing.

Mr Rogers said: “I am delighted to be joining the established FSB Rugby Branch committee and thank Paul and Chris for their dedicated commitment to the FSB over the past 10 years. I am keen that collectively the Rugby can continue to foster the FSB network to give all local businesses the opportunity to work together for a better Rugby. Small businesses are vital to the local economy and play a huge part in the make-up of the economic structure as well as being vital in attracting visitors into the area, so it’s important we ensure that they are given every opportunity to thrive.”