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Join Us in Building Future Policy

You can help us. We are building consensus in policy making. Finding the solutions that strengthen the UK’s economic position, productivity and social cohesion, has become all the more important with the decision to leave the European Union. It will be crucial that all sectors work together on a cross-party basis. If your organisation would like to support our work through becoming a member of one of our groups please contact our Chief Executive, Jonathan Shaw.

You can trust us to to lead engagement with policy, just like our associate members and stakeholders do.

We understand that sometimes it can be difficult to know how to connect with government, what policy means for industry and research the detailed and complex lines of regulation.

Increasingly we are addressing cross-sectoral issues by drawing together our different APPGs and membership organisations like no other organisation does. A recent example is when we arranged for the chairs of two Select Committees to debate the Government’s industrial strategy.

To further improve sector engagement, we provide a thoughtful programme of over 100 annual seminars, roundtables, panel discussions and networking events in Parliament. 

Some of our most recent high profile events have involved:

  • The Political Editor of the Sunday Times interviewing the Chair of the Exiting the European Union Select Committee,
  • The Roads Minister announcing an electric vehicle infrastructure competition (upon invitation of Barry Sheerman MP)
  • Chair of the Education Selection Committee and the Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee, interviewed by the Industry Editor of the Financial Times
  • Address to a Parliamentary summer reception from Chief Secretary to the Treasury (upon invitation of Baroness Wall)
  • Working with key festival organisers Festival Republic, Glastonbury (including Emily Eavis) and the Festival Organisers Association on carbon monoxide safety regulation
  • Design Commission research report launched by Lord Richard Rogers, recognised as a world-reknowned architect 
  • Sustainability Brexit Series including a number of Parliamentarians from different parties: Lord Deben, Lord Redesdale, Caroline Lucas MP, John McNally MP, Stephen Gethin MP, Peter Aldous MP, Oliver Colvile MP, Geraint Davies MP, Margaret Ritchie MP, Lord Teverson, Dr Alan Whitehead MP 

It's important to include as many voices as possible to educate these debates, for the resulting briefings and research and programme of work. We facilitate the engagement for charities, NGOs, public and private businesses to engage with Parliamentarians through debates and seminars, and encourage these stakeholders to contribute to the fifty different research inquires we have published to date, and are working on today. It means we unify a cross section of different sectors, politicans hear views that are often not heard, and our views are better informed.