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Engaging Decision Makers

Members Forum (Derbyshire) – Q1

Government & Policy, Economy

19/03/2024 3:30 pm

19/03/2024 5:00 pm


Chamber Members: FREE

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For further information on this event, please contact: The Policy Team on 0333 320 0333 or email


Free to attend and open to all members, these meetings convene on a quarterly basis to direct lobbying activities on a broad range of topical issues affecting jobs, growth, and the economy – this is particularly important at the current time as we move towards a general election and party manifestos are being shaped.

Tackling local, regional and national issues affecting business, a cross-section of business leaders will assess the Chamber’s lobbying activities based on intelligence from across the county’s membership.


The purpose of these groups is to understand the current business climate and provide direction as to how to influence key local, regional, and national policymakers, with the Chamber keen that its members engage on the issues causing them most concern.


First sight of the findings from the most recent Quarterly Economic Survey (QES)

Discussion with Ben Bradley, MP and Council Leader, as the Conservative candidate and Matthew Relf, Independent Candidate, for East Midlands Mayor*

*Please note: Unfortunately, Claire Ward, the Labour candidate, is unable to attend this meeting. There will be other opportunities to hear from Claire throughout the Mayoral Campaign.

Nick Hodgson, Derbyshire Deputy Lieutenant – King’s Honours.
Lots of people do fantastic things in their lives but very often they go unrecognised. A call to action – can we change things and get more local people to receive a King’s Honour?

A discussion and opportunity to feedback to help inform lobbying priorities.

As we get closer to a likely General Election, we’re keen to understand the main policy issues that members want us to focus on in our engagement with politicians.

This is an opportunity to provide your thoughts on priorities and content to be delivered on your behalf.

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