FSB 40th Anniversary

I'm speaking for the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) at their 40th Anniversary event at the Gherkin. Everyone is receiving a copy of '360˚ at the Gherkin' and we have added a special message to the front page which concludes  

The Gherkin is a landmark building in the City of London, just as the FSB is a landmark business organisation recognised across the United Kingdom. Enjoy your evening and raise a glass to the next 40 years of the FSB.
— John Allen, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses
Sandra Dexter (FSB Vice Chair) and Tim Lazenby (FSB Insurance Services, Towergate)     Photo © Richard Johnson

Sandra Dexter (FSB Vice Chair) and Tim Lazenby (FSB Insurance Services, Towergate)     Photo © Richard Johnson

I follow the magnificent Norman Lay (Sponsorship Chairman) on stage and am followed in turn by Stephen Timms (MP) who has lots to say about the importance and place of the FSB. Before I go on I chat to people about the building and what they can see out of the windows and I, in turn, learn lots about the achievements of the FSB and realise they are the reason the City of London has just paid me within 10 days of the invoice being presented (for the Tower Bridge view guide Baizdon is making for them). It's due to the FSB campaigning which has resulted in the Prompt Payment Code being adopted by government bodies across the UK. Thanks FSB! 

Event sponsor David Perry, FSB Insurance Services, Towergate,  welcomes me to the stage         Photo © Richard Johnson

Event sponsor David Perry, FSB Insurance Services, Towergate,  welcomes me to the stage         Photo © Richard Johnson

Discussing the Gherkin         Photo © Richard Johnson

Discussing the Gherkin         Photo © Richard Johnson

The FSB video of the event: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJXsc0pZtyQ#t=87