Programme Of Events

Wednesday 28 February 2018
Transport Infrastructure UK
Business Discussion
The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP - Secretary of State for Transport
In partnership with Bircham Dyson Bell

Friday 2 March 2018
The Enterprise Forum's Scottish Business Reception
Reception - Aberdeen
Ruth Davidson MSP - Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
In partnership with ACCA

Date to be confirmed
House Building and Planning Policy
Roundtable discussion
Dominic Raab MP - Minister of State for Housing and Planning
In partnership with NHBC

Thursday 15 March 2018
Business discussion with the Chairman of the Conservative Party
Business Discussion
The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP - Chairman of the Conservative Party
In partnership with the Law Society

Monday 19 March 2018
Digital and the Creative Industries
Business Discussion
Margot James MP - Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries
In partnership with PRS for Music

Thursday 19 April 2018
Discussion with the Secretary of State for Education
Business Discussion
The Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP - Secretary of State for Education
In partnership with the Federation of Master Builders

Monday 23 April 2018
New MPs Business Discussion
Business Discussion
Bim Afolami MP, Vicky Ford MP, others tbc

Thursday 10 May 2018
Discussion with the Minister of State for Employment
Business Discussion
Alok Sharma MP - Minister of State for Employment

“Since 1997 the Enterprise Forum has played a crucial role in bringing the Conservative Party and the business community together in a truly independent setting. The Forum has been a vital link for the Party to address the concerns of business people and receive feedback on areas of policy. Happy 20th anniversary to the Enterprise Forum - I wish you another 20 successful years.”

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP
“It is crucial for the Conservative Party to engage with business to develop policies that can help us compete and prosper in the new global economy. The Enterprise Forum provides an important setting in which we can do so, and for more than a decade has played an invaluable role. I am sure it will continue to go from strength to strength.”

The Rt Hon David Cameron
“The Enterprise Forum is an important link between the business community and the Conservative Party, and helps to produce better informed policies and legislation. Only by strong communication and mutual understanding will policy makers and the business community build the vibrant, competitive economy that we all value. ”

The Rt Hon George Osborne MP
“The Conservative Party believes that by listening to the concerns of business people we can better understand how enterprise may be set free. The Enterprise Forum is playing an increasingly active role in bringing the Government close to the mind of the business community and I wish it every success in the future ”

The Rt Hon The Lord Hague of Richmond PC FRSL
“Today's Conservative Party has to connect with people of real experience in order to develop new, attractive and workable solutions to the "common ground" issues which matter most. The Enterprise Forum plays a pivotal role in this process, bringing together leading Conservatives and successful people from across the business community, for stimulating and informative discussions in a convivial atmosphere. I hope it will continue to thrive. ”

The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP
“The Enterprise Forum plays a very important part in forging the link between businesses, politicians and legislation. The Conservative Party places great emphasis on the work that the Forum does, we have been impressed by the ways in which the Forum has worked on behalf of the business community. The Conservative Party is extremely grateful for the dialogue created by the Enterprise Forum as it helps us to better represent and respond to the needs of business. ”

The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP
“The Enterprise Forum, with its first rate membership, is now fulfilling the hopes held for it at its 1998 launch, namely providing an ever more important place for dialogue between senior Conservatives and a broad cross-section of the business community. I am sure our growing membership will continue to take the opportunity provided, to the benefit of all in a balanced economy. ”

Alistair Burt MP
“Monitoring and influencing EU legislation is becoming more and more important for British business. As key players in the European legislative process, Conservative MEPs are very keen to hear business views - and to act on what we hear. We greatly value the work of the Enterprise Forum and actively support its activities. It plays a major contribution in achieving our political objective 'Delivering for British Business. ”

Malcolm Harbour CBE
“At a time when enterprise has climbed up the political agenda, in words if not always in deeds, the Enterprise Forum has come into its own. It fulfils a unique role in bringing together business representatives and parliamentarians, helping business to discuss and help formulate the policies of the Governments of tomorrow.”

The Rt. Hon Michael Howard, Baron Howard of Lympne, CH, PC, QC
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