The Enterprise Forum is pleased to confirm that Lisa Hayley-Jones has joined the Enterprise Forum Board of Directors.
Lisa has a career background working in financial services including as Director of Political Relations at KPMG and private equity. She was also Head of Parliamentary Affairs at the CBI and Chair of Westminster Forum. Currently Lisa is involved in the restoration programme for the Palace of Westminster.
Andrew Cumpsty, Chairman of the Enterprise Forum said: “Lisa joins the Enterprise Forum after around 20 years supporting the organisation as a member. On behalf of all the Directors, we are delighted she will be bringing her knowledge of the financial services sector as well as vast public affairs experience to The Enterprise Forum Board.”
Lisa Hayley-Jones biography can be found here.
The Enterprise Forum is an independent, not-for-profit organisation founded in 1997 to facilitate discussions on policy between the business community, the Government, politicians, and other stakeholders in the EU, National, Devolved and Local Government. 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 received donations from any Political Party.
For more information about The Enterprise Forum please contact Mark Beckett on 020 3627 3866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Enterprise Forum is delighted to confirm the appointment of three Vice-Chairmen, Jill Andrew, Ian Twinn CBE and Lionel Zetter.
Andrew Cumpsty, Chairman of The Enterprise Forum said: “I am pleased to be able to announce that Jill, Ian and Lionel have agreed to be our new Vice-Chairmen. All have been directors of The Enterprise Forum for many years and now will deputise on Enterprise Forum events going forward. They all bring a wealth of experience covering Politics, Law, and Business.”
Jill is one of the original directors of the Enterprise Forum. A solicitor specialising in employment law by profession, Jill also has experience in representing business as a former director of the London Chamber of Commerce and of Business Link London South, where she chaired the Remuneration Committee. From 1994-98 she was a Councillor for the London Borough of Bromley, during which time she lead on economic development. In her final year she was Deputy Leader of the Council. She stood in Walthamstow in the 1997 election and has held a number of senior positions on the voluntary side of the Conservative Party.
During his professional career Lionel was an associate director of the Media Information Group, and company secretary of Political Research and Communications International. He went on to become managing director of Parliamentary Monitoring Services Ltd, Political Wizard Ltd, and Zetter’s Political Services Ltd, as well as non-executive deputy chairman of Dod’s Parliamentary Communications Ltd. He has been Chairman of the Government Affairs Group, President of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, and Chairman of the PRCA Public Affairs Board. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Public Relations, and of the Public Relations Communications Association. Lionel is a former chairman of Enfield Southgate Conservative Association, and fought Edmonton for the Conservatives in the 2005 general election. He was elected to Enfield Council in 2010. As well as being a Director of the Enterprise Forum, he is also Vice President of PublicAffairsAsia, He has written, spoken and taught widely on politics and public affairs, and is author of a books on political campaigning, political lobbying and the Conservative Party. He was awarded Public Affairs News Personality of the Year in 2008, Public Affairs News 'Outstanding Contribution' in 2012, CIPR Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, and PRCS Outstanding Contribution award in 2019.
Ian Twinn is a former UK Conservative Member of Parliament for Edmonton in north London (1983-1997) and a former Conservative Member of the European Parliament for London (2003-4). He was an alternate member of European Economic and Social Committee 2013-14. Ian was also the London Regional Chairman of the Conservative Party. From 1975 to 1983 Ian was a Senior Lecturer in Town Planning at the then South Bank Polytechnic. He has a PhD from Reading University on pressure groups and road planning and a degree in Geography from the University of Aberystwyth. Ian was the Director of Public Affairs at ISBA – The Voice of British Advertisers from 1998 to 2017. He was responsible for UK and European Union affairs, internal and external communications and is still a media spokesman. Ian was also Chairman of UK ICC Marketing and Advertising Commission
The Enterprise Forum is pleased to announce Hicham Felter has the joined the Board of Directors at The Enterprise Forum.
Hicham Felter said: “I was delighted when I was approached by The Enterprise Forum. The Enterprise Forum plays a vital role in connecting businesses and the political world from across the political divide. It is such an important role. I look forward to working with my fellow directors including Andrew and Mark, and building a great programme of events based on The Forum’s strong track record.”
Andrew Cumpsty said: “On behalf of all the Directors, I am delighted to welcome Hicham Felter to The Enterprise Forum Board. Hicham will be bringing his wide range of experience in politics, international affairs and business to the Enterprise Forum which will contribute greatly to building a programme of events that will help engage and inform our members.”
Hicham Felter’s 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 email@example.com.
It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Peter Davis OBE, on Sunday 11 September 2022. Peter Davis OBE was Deputy Chairman of The Enterprise Forum from its foundation in 1997 until September 2022.
Peter was the most decent man in business and public affairs, a real gentleman who was incomparable to any of his peers. The loss of his kindness, sense of humour, enthusiasm and passion for the work of The Enterprise Forum is deeply felt by all of the Directors and members of The Enterprise Forum. We would like to extend our condolences to Anne, Sarah, Thomas and the rest of his family at this time.
Peter Davis OBE - Obituary
Peter was Deputy Chairman of the Enterprise Forum from its foundation in 1997 until September 2022.
He was Director General of the British Plastics Federation from 1997 to 2014 and before that he was Chief Executive of Incpen (The Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment) from 1993 – 1997. He was also Principal of Davis Duus Consulting.
He had previously held the following positions: Director of Marketing; Membership and International Affairs at the Royal Institute of British Architects; Head of Home Affairs in the Conservative Research Department; Special Adviser to Environment Secretary Kenneth Baker MP. He also held management positions in the following companies: 3M Medical Products, Dylon International and has also worked for INCO and Metal Box.
Peter was a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Horners, the plastics industry's Livery company in London. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and in 2009 became the Chairman of the Alliance of Industries Association and in 2010 was appointed a Vice Chairman of the Construction Products Association.
Peter was half Danish and was a Goodwill Ambassador for the City of Copenhagen from 1997-2007. He took an active interest in anti-littering campaigns and was a Director and Trustee of the Tidy Britain Group from 1996-2006.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.”