Programme Of Events

Monday 30 September 2019
The Enterprise Forum's Business Reception
Business Reception - Manchester (Conservative Party Conference)
The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP - Chancellor of the Exchequer
In partnership with ABPI; ACCA; ACS; Energy UK; FMB; FSB; FDF; ICAEW; Make UK; techUK


Monday 30 September 2019
Remaking the case for the Free Market
In Conversation with... Event - Manchester (Conservative Party Conference)
Heathrow Lounge - John Penrose MP
In partnership with Heathrow. Finest Scotch Whisky provided by Diageo


Tuesday 1 October 2019
The Enterprise Forum President's Very Late Lunch
Business Discussion - Manchester (Conservative Party Conference)
The Rt Hon Lord Pickles, President of The Enterprise Forum - and a Special Guest
In partnership with Make UK


Wednesday 9 October 2019
The Conservative Party Business Manifesto
Business Discussion
The Rt Hon James Cleverly MP - Chairman of the Conservative Party
In partnership with IPSE


Monday 28 October 2019
The 1922 Committee and The Enterprise Forum Business Reception
Reception
Sir Graham Brady MP - Chairman of the 1922 Committee
In partnership with the ABI



“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
 

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
 

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
 
“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 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
 
“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.



The Rt Hon 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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