- Robert Lucas, Creative Industries Policy Lead and LGBT+ Policy Lead, FSB
- Dave Sharpe, Event Host
Like all good origin stories, Float was born out of a singular need. Colin, our CEO, was running his creative agency and needed to understand how much cash his business was going to have in the future. Not knowing his future cash position meant he couldn’t make new hires with confidence or invest in his business.
He sat down behind his laptop on a Friday night (because this guy knows how to party), rolled up his sleeves, and began creating his cash flow forecasting spreadsheet. It was completely manual and too laborious to keep up-to-date, which meant that it was an absolute pain. He raised his fist to the stormy Scottish skies and declared “there must be a better way!”
The new FSB Insurance Service (or FSBIS for short) was created by the FSB, for FSB Members and is owned by the FSB. At the heart of our new offering are the three key principles of delivering good advice, quality products and good value insurance services.
We have both, as individuals, had long associations with the FSB and understand the pressures you’re under on a daily basis as a small business owner, and want to help you ensure the long-lasting success of your business.
David Perry (FSB Member since 1993) and Tim Lazenby (FSB Member since 1994).
We’re a team of thinkers, do-ers, runners and explorers, who know how to have a good time and how to throw an amazing event.
With collectively over 50 years of events, marketing, social media, and PR experience we approach our work with a wealth of experience and a bucket load of curiosity - allowing us to create meaningful experiences (online and offline) that connects your brand to its people.
Our clients receive the same benefits of working with a large agency - with the addition of high quality service, meticulous attention to detail and competitive rates. Being small, we've also got less hoops to jump through - so can get started on your project the minute you say go. We are extremely passionate and will always go the extra mile with a smile on our faces as we love what we do.
Istead is an audio visual and technical production company based in the Midlands. We love what we do, it’s who we are, which is why we are so passionate about the services we provide. Our friends may wish we were a little less enthusiastic about AV, but our clients can’t seem to thank us enough for it! We believe in enjoying ourselves whilst we do what we love but we’ll always provide you with quality, value and dedication, time and time again.
Originally starting out as a family-run business, we have evolved over the last 60 years from providing technical equipment to hotels and clients to delivering full event production across the UK and Europe. No matter the scale or location of your event, we consistently deliver the best experience for you and your audience.
As a leading international speaker bureau, we recommend over 7500 keynote speakers, motivational speakers, after dinner speakers, awards hosts, conference facilitators and comedians for over 1000 events a year.
Our team of experts provide a premium booking and consultancy service to businesses looking to book an external speaker for virtual events. We’re working with businesses of every shape and size, helping them find the right expert speaker to help their team meet challenges and find opportunities. Speak to one of our friendly team today.