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Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses

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The GFSB is a non-profit organisation that exists to help small businesses in Gibraltar to start, grow and thrive. We represent the business community and pressure Government on our members behalf.

If you run or are starting a business in Gibraltar you should consider joining us.

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GFSB MEMBERS BENEFIT FROM:

Networking

NETWORKING

A key part of our service is offering our members excellent opportunities to network. With our regular speed networking events and our breakfast clubs, getting  your business known is easy.

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Advice & Support

ADVICE & SUPPORT

Starting and running a business can be challenging we are here to help you with practical advice and support to make sure that you have all the knowledge you need to give you the best chance of success.

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DISCOUNT SCHEME

We have a growing discount scheme.

The goal is to aid companies to do business with each other at reduced rates.

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Events

EVENTS

We are continually holding events for our members. From our informative and interactive breakfast clubs to our training sessions. GFSB Events are a great place to network and grow your business contacts.

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CONFERENCE ROOM

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INNOVATION AWARDS

The GFSB Innovation Awards further promotes quality standards, business improvement, innovation and achievement for its members.

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TRAINING

We offer regular subsidised training on a large variety of topics.

Save 40-50% on regular costs of training in Gibraltar.

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YOUR VOICE

We represent Gibraltar businesses on many Boards, we apply pressure on the Government to try to get the best deals we can and can help you solve a great deal of business issues.

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LATEST NEWS

Cross Frontier Group (CFG) working hard in the background

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The GFSB Board has actively been attending and making representations to Ministers and key Brexit negotiating parties through the Cross Frontier Group (CFG). The CFG has corresponded with UK, Spanish and EU representatives.

The CFG comprises of what would normally be polar opposites. Labour unions and business organisations lobby key representatives by consensus. Blythe Reeves has been the GFSB lead and representative attending meetings mostly in Spain. The most recent meetings have been with MP Enrique Santiago from the political party Unidas Podemos and Regional Delegate of Employment and Economic Development Alberto Cremades. The GFSB and CFG continue to press negotiating parties to ensure fluidity of persons at the frontier and a favourable Brexit Agreement.

Office of Fair Trading issues Codes of Conducts

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These codes will serve as best practice guidance for businesses that retail goods to ordinary end consumers.

While it is noted by the OFT that most reputable retailers in Gibraltar already largely abide by the principles set out in the code, the code’s introduction will bring much needed clarity for both businesses and consumers should disputes arise from purchases. In particular, it will assist in terms of expected redress outcomes and timeframes for this. This certainty should in turn avoid the escalation of disputes between consumers and businesses as the code is designed to codify silent areas of existing legislation.

The code of conduct is accessible from the Office of Fair Trading’s website (https://www.oft.gov.gi/documents/codes-of-conduct). The OFT is inviting any businesses that wish to receive further guidance on the code to contact the OFT’s Consumer Protection Team. The OFT will be able to deliver a presentation on the principles of the code should enough interest be generated by the sector for this.

The Consumer Protection Team can be reached as follows:

Tel: 20071700

Email: consumer.protection@gibraltar.gov.gi 

Website: www.oft.gov.gi

The GFSB is hiring- Office Manager

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The GFSB Board is looking for a new Office Manager. Please see the details of the role below and please emails us if you are interested.

WORKING HOURS: The post holder will be required to work a 37.5 hour working week Monday to Friday (flexible 9-5.30 pm)

SALARY: Up to £25,000 (dependant on experience)

The ideal candidate will:

Take proactive responsibility for the smooth running of a small, dynamic office where your professionalism, initiative and office skills will be welcomed.  You will have plenty of room to be creative and the GFSB Board is always open to new ideas.

Your full-time role will include providing a full range of office management duties including:

  • Day to day running of the office and GFSB membership
  • Provision of admin support to the Board of Directors
  • Staff management
  • Financial management
  • Event management
  • Marketing, communication and management of IT infrastructure 

This is an autonomous role, and you need to be comfortable being independent and making decisions under the guidance of the Board of Directors.  This position will suit you if you have excellent interpersonal and presentational skills and office management experience.  You need to be self-directed and have organisational and problem-solving abilities.

Applicants must have:

  • Extensive administrative experience, including financial and electronic marketing
  • Excellent IT skills – proficient in the use of Google Drive and/or Microsoft office and an ability to use new or unfamiliar software 
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Effective negotiating and influencing skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to prioritise workload and use initiative

Applications outlining qualifications and demonstrating how your experience and skills match the job requirements are due by Wednesday 30th March 2022.

Please submit your CV and cover letter by email to gfsb@gfsb.gi or call 20047722

A full job description can be found at this link –Office Manager job description.

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TESTIMONIALS

We have found the GFSB to be a very useful resource for obtaining local business advice, as well as networking opportunities. They have been instrumental in helping us to shape our business.

Paul JenningsRock IT

I’m incredibly happy to have joined GFSB in my businesses first year here in Gibraltar - and I’d definitely recommend it to others. The networking events and advice provided by Stuart and the team have been incredibly helpful. I’ve gained valuable insight into business here in Gibraltar and the networking events have resulted in some excellent business connections & relationships. If you’re new to the Gibraltar business scene, joining GFSB is a sound investment.

Rebecca J JacksonLeadership Consultant

We have been with GFSB now for almost a year now.

It’s a Friendly and Supportive Federation with the best interest of its members always at the forefront.

Events they organise are a great places for networking.

I recommend GFSB to any small business. Interactions with other member can open many business opportunities.

Moses BenaimDirector of Prime Auto Ltd

We have been members of the GFSB for several years now and find it a valuable membership for our business. Getting to use the training room facilities and all that they provide there is a great help for us in our business. The admin team are always very friendly and helpful to us if we have any questions. We particularly like the regular breakfast meetings and the speed networking events which allow us to meet other members and learn valuable information.

Brenda CubyBC Training

As a newly registered member of the GFSB, I have been impressed by the rapid responses and support by Stuart and Marianne to answer any doubts I may have had, as well as offering valuable support. I also enjoyed my first GFSB event in December, being able to meet the staff as well as other members of the GFSB business community. I look forward to sharing many more pleasant and productive experiences in the years ahead as a GSFB member

Andrew FortunaNutrition Consultant

The GFSB networking events are of tremendous value to our business development strategy, having opened doors and provided very interesting leads from local companies, who have in turn shown a strong demand for our services. They have helped us both grow and further promote our local business and services to a wider corporate audience.

Brendan GoltElitech
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