The Enterprise Forum is celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary in 2022. Founded in 1997, The Enterprise Forum aim is to facilitate discussion on policy amongst the business community, politicians, stakeholders in the EU, National, Devolved and Local Government.
Andrew Cumpsty, Chairman of The Enterprise Forum said: “2022 marks The Enterprise Forum’s 25th Anniversary, having been founded after the 1997 General Election to encourage dialogue and improve the flow of information between the business community and parliamentarians. During that time our remit has expanded to include engagement with all political parties, the devolved Governments, the Civil Service, the Trade Union Congress, the Bank of England, Ambassadors, High Commissioners and European and US politicians. Along with our Chatham House Rule discussions we will be holding a business expo event in Parliament and a special anniversary event in Summer 2022.”
For further information about the 25th Anniversary programme of events at The Enterprise Forum please contact Mark Beckett, Executive Director of The Enterprise Forum email@example.com.
On Tuesday 20 July 2021, Danielle Dove, Special Adviser in the Number 10 Business Team joined Enterprise Forum members to discuss the priorities of the Number 10 Business Team. The event was in partnership with the Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA).
On Monday 26 July 2021, Andrew Griffith MP, UK Net Zero Business Champion joined a hybrid panel discussion with Stephen Phipson CBE, Chief Executive of Make UK and Emma Pinchbeck, Chief Executive of Energy UK on the opportunities and challenges for UK business in a Net Zero Future. The event was in partnership with Make UK.
Both events were held in Westminster with online and in person attendees.
Andrew Cumpsty, Chairman of The Enterprise Forum said: “As a result of covid-19, since March 2020 all our events have been online. I am really pleased we are now able to hold some events where members have the opportunity to choose whether they participate in person or online. We hope this new way of working will encourage more engagement as we go forward.”
The Enterprise Forum is pleased to announce that Katherine Sykes has joined the Board of Directors at The Enterprise Forum.
Katherine Sykes said “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the board of the Enterprise Forum, an organisation that is unique in its ability to facilitate communication between business and policy makers. Undaunted by the global pandemic, the Forum has gone from strength to strength in recent months, swiftly moving online, increasing the number of conversations it holds and the number of participants it involves. I very much look forward to being part of its onward journey.”
Andrew Cumpsty, Chairman of The Enterprise Forum said: “Katherine brings with her 20 years' experience of delivering board and senior level counsel to FTSE 100 companies, trade/membership organisations and charities. Her experience across business sectors that include healthcare, nutrition, medical and pharmaceutical products, FMCG and professional services will help us build on our programme of events for our members. On behalf of all the Directors, I am delighted to welcome Katherine to The Enterprise Forum Board.”
Katherine Sykes biography can be found here.
The Enterprise Forum is run by an unpaid board of senior directors from business and industry with a membership that includes commercial organisations (FTSE 100 companies to SMEs), trade associations and charities. The organisation does not take a position on policy, and does not donate to or receive donations from any Political Party.
For more information on The Enterprise Forum please contact Mark Beckett on 020 3627 3866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Enterprise Forum will be holding a Zoom Video Meeting on “What the US Presidential Election means for the United Kingdom?” with American political and communications consultant, pollster and pundit, Frank Luntz on Monday 26 October 2020 from 4.00pm to 4.45pm GMT (12.00pm – 12.45pm EDT).
Frank Luntz will discuss the economic and diplomatic differences between a Trump and Biden administration, what the polling is currently saying, what is being predicted for the Senate and the House of Representatives elections and what this will mean for the winning Presidential Candidate. Frank Luntz will then take questions and comments from Enterprise Forum members.
To register for the live video call "What the US Presidential Election means for the United Kingdom" please email email@example.com.
The Enterprise Forum will be holding online events with The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer and John Penrose MP, Chairman of the Conservative Policy Forum on Monday 5 October 2020 as part of Conservative Party Conference 2020.
The first event The Enterprise Forum will be holding at Conservative Party Conference 2020 is an online fringe event with John Penrose MP, Chairman of the Conservative Policy Forum on Monday 5 October from 9.00am to 10.00am. The discussion will cover the role Government should take to stimulate the economy and how businesses can stay resilient in 2021. The event is in partnership with Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA). The meeting will be chaired by Andrew Cumpsty, Chairman of The Enterprise Forum, other panellists will include Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive of Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA) and Mike Osborne, Principal, Corsair Infrastructure Partners.
The second event at Conservative Party Conference will be an online “In Conversation with” discussion with The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer on Monday 5 October from 5.15pm to 5.45pm. The event will be chaired by Andrew Cumpsty, Chairman of The Enterprise Forum. The Enterprise Forum’s In Conversation with The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer at Conservative Party Conference 2020 is in partnership with Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
Andrew Cumpsty, Chairman of The Enterprise Forum said: “I am delighted that The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer will be joining us to take questions from our members and John Penrose MP, Chairman of the Conservative Policy Forum will be discussing the role Government should take to stimulate the economy. Our events at Conservative Party Conference 2020 will be online with attendees from across all business sectors in the UK.”
To receive the joining details for these discussions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since April 2020 The Enterprise Forum has moved all it’s events online so that UK Businesses can continue their dialogue with parliamentarians and other policy makers.
16 events will have been held between April 2020 to July 2020 and September 2020 covering topics including Government support of businesses as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, future UK trade policy, the future relationship with the EU, equality in the workplace, digital infrastructure and cyber security, the levelling up agenda, the future of financial services, the Northern Ireland economy, climate change and a carbon zero economy, Infrastructure, and the UK as a Science and Technology Superpower.
Andrew Cumpsty, Chairman of The Enterprise Forum said: “The work of The Enterprise Forum has never been more important than in the past few months. We have all had to change the way we work and our online meetings have ensured dialogue continues between UK businesses, Parliamentarians and policy makers. Going into October we will be holding our first hybrid event with speakers attending physically, but socially distanced, while members can continue to participate online. Looking forward, we hope that we can use technology to enhance what we do while returning to the traditional way we gather as a Forum.”
The Enterprise Forum would like to thank the following speakers for joining Enterprise Forum members over the past few months: