Mr Dwyer, who has held the post of secretary of the Crewe and Nantwich branch of the FSB for six years, was elected to the National Council in a poll at the regional annual general meeting at the Wychwood Park Hotel at Weston last month.
I’m delighted to be joining the National Council because we will be discussing the policies and strategies that affect the FSB’s 200,000 members. The vast majority of those members are small businesses and the job of the FSB is to give those small enterprises a voice, “said Mr Dwyer.
“When you consider that 99 per cent of all businesses in the UK are Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s) and their importance to the nation’s economy, in that they account for almost 59 per cent of private sector employment and almost 49 per cent of private sector turnover, it is vitally important that they are properly represented in their dealings with Government bodies and other organisations.
“In addition to supporting the small business community the FSB also offers its members assistance in legal and financial matters, affordable business insurances and services, and has negotiated some very good deals for members with the financial sector, including the Co-operative Bank.”
When he is not busy with FSB commitments Mr Dwyer is actively involved in two South Cheshire business enterprises. The first is his security consultancy, Zeon Enterprises, where he advises companies on physical and process security, and his second is Barrington Berkeley Ltd, a high-class corporate and e-learning video producer.
Having enjoyed a long and successful career in the police service, the former Assistant Chief Constable of the Cheshire force has also served as a borough councillor with the former Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council before its replacement by the Cheshire East local authority.
“I am passionate about the role of the FSB within the business community and look forward to contributing to the work of the National Council,” added Mr Dwyer, who lives with his wife Zena in the village of Hatherton near Nantwich.