These events, which have for many years been hosted by Microsoft at their headquarters in Reading, with sitting MPs and, historically, MEPs as keynote speakers, regularly attract a wide cross-section of delegates. Through attendance, businesses gain an understanding of the structure and workings of Westminster and how the political landscape can help with business issues. A Q&A session forms part of the event, allowing for informal feedback.
The Summer 2020 series, with a new webinar-style format, provided a platform for local MPs to meet with business representatives for constituency-focused discussions under the overarching theme of “Restart, Rebuild & Renew”.
During this series, TVCC were delighted to welcome James Sunderland, MP for Bracknell; Steve Baker, MP for Wycombe; Anneliese Dodds, MP for Oxford East and The Right Hon Robert Buckland QC, MP for South Swindon. Topics discussed ranged from both local and industry-specific concerns to the ongoing national challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
For information on forthcoming Political Working Lunches, please see TVCC’s central Events page.