Enterprise Forum

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The Enterprise Forum is 'an independent, not-for-profit organisation founded in 1997 to facilitate discussions on policy between the business community and the Conservative Party. In 2010 The forum began engaging with the Liberal Democrats following the formation of the Coalition Government. [1]

'An independent middle-ground'

We provide a two-way channel of communication, an independent middle ground where business can meet, debate policy and build relationships with key policymakers in the Coalition Government, and provide a forum for networking with other industry professionals. Members include commercial organisations (including FTSE 100 companies and SMEs), trade associations and charities. Our programme is determined by the policy interests of the member organisations. The majority of meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule.[1]
The Enterprise Forum is managed by an unpaid board of senior directors drawn from business and industry. The organisation does not take a position on policy, and does not donate to or receive donations from any political party.[1]


Executive Board

Management Board

EU representative

  • Julie Girling MEP is the representative for The Enterprise Forum in The European Parliament.

Former executives

Elaine Millar - ex-Director Philip Morgan MA MCIPR - ex-Director Jane Sell - ex-Director


The Enterprise Forum no longer publishes its members on its website.

Members 2013

President of Institution of Civil Engineers | Airport Operators Association |BASF - The Chemical Company |British Insurance Brokers Association |Bircham Dyson Bell |BG Group |BP |British Airways |British Hospitality Association |British Plastics Federation | BT Group | CECA| Centrica| Chemical Industries Association | Clifford Chance | Confederation of Paper Industries | Construction Products Association | E.ON |EEF The manufacturers’ organisation | Energy UK | Eversheds | Federation of Small Businesses | Food and Drink Federation | Hewlett Packard | IBM |Intellect |Marks and Spencer |Microsoft | National House Building Council | Peter Brett Associates | Reed Elsevier | Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors | RSA Group | Shell | Siemens | Smart Grid/Intellect | Tesco | Thales | The Law Society | The Packaging Federation | Vodafone


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Enterprise Forum, website undated, acc 14 October 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 Enterprise Forum [ About Us], accessed 20 August 2011