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Government Small Business Commissioner Films at the FC Designer Workspace


As a social enterprise dedicated to supporting local SME’s in North London we were pleased to welcome Liz Barclay, Small Business Commissioner from GOV.UK to the FC Designer Workspace in Islington.

Liz is a small business and consumer affairs broadcaster, producer and writer. She started her career as an adviser and then CEO with Citizens Advice before moving into radio and TV production and presentation specialising in business and consumer affairs. 

Liz has worked with Boards and small businesses on improving governance, trust and culture, inclusion, and understanding customer behaviour. She coaches communication and presentation skills, chairs national and international conferences and has written several books on business.

As a staunch supported of SME’s Liz was highly impressed with the FC Designer Workspace and the facilities and opportunities that it offers local residents and creatives.

Fashion-Enter Ltd CEO Jenny Holloway said: “It was a genuine pleasure to meet Liz who was full of vitality and energy. It’s great to meet someone with such a positive mindset and that wants to see vocational spaces thrive such as the FC Designer Workspace.  Liz was here for over an hour meeting learners and the designers themselves being absolutely supportive in all respects.

“We need affordable workspaces for creatives that need space, community and the right facilities to upskill, inspire and create new businesses. Now we need to provide sales opportunities to make their collections grow and flourish.” 

Liz and her cameraman filmed the space and talked at length with designers and learners for a video that will be used to promote the importance of SME’s to the local economy which will provide excellent exposure for all involved. Watch this space for a link to the video.

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