SMALL businesses have a vital role to play in decisions about the Isle of Wight’s economic future according to a councillor re-elected as chair of the Island branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
Cllr Jones-Evans, who owns the Dragonfly shop in Nodehill, said the branch — which has around 900 members — was working with the Isle of Wight Council to ensure small businesses were fairly represented in decisions such as parking.
She added: "We are excited by our involvement with the new Island Business Forum, and thanks must go to Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner, for his support on issues affecting how businesses operate and grow.
"It is vital that small businesses are involved in any Island economic decisions."
She added: "Working alongside Taste of the Wight and Visit isle of Wight at "Wightminster" showed how Island businesses can pull together, which gives me great confidence for continued growth in 2014."