About Us


Who We Are

The IPT is an independent, non-lobbying, non-partisan charity that provides a trusted platform of engagement between Parliament and UK business. The IPT is dually supported by cross-party representation of senior parliamentarians on its Board of Trustees, and through the patronage of its industry supporters. The IPT is non-party political and works with all parliamentarians and businesses of any sector or size.

What We Do

The IPT creates an environment that supports trusted, open and two-way dialogue between Parliament and UK business. IPT platforms engage, educate and inform, create lasting relationships and facilitate the exchange of ideas. Specifically, we aim to:

  • Equip parliamentarians from all parties with a greater understanding of commerce and industry through non-partisan platforms
  • Enable businesses of all sizes and from all sectors to develop knowledge of parliamentary and legislative processes
  • Enrich policy debates by deepening the dialogue between Parliament and industry
  • Support the efficient administration of government through our Civil Service Attachment Scheme

Annual Report and Public Benefit Report

Read the IPT's Annual Report for 2015 and Public Benefit Report providing a summary of the IPT's activities in 2015 and a description of how we met our charitable objectives.

Support the IPT

The IPT relies on donations from supporter companies and parliamentary patronage to fulfil its stated aims. To become a supporter of the IPT, host a parliamentarian for an industry placement or participate in one of our many policy discussions please do get in touch.

     Nick Maher
     Chief Executive
     0207 839 9406

Bridging the Gap

Find out more about the IPT in the latest edition of Bridging the Gap, with case studies looking at Fellowships, and more information about events and training.

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What Supporters Say

The Rt Hon John Bercow MP
The Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker, House of Commons

"I would like to congratulate the IPT on its 35 year anniversary. It was founded on the belief that developing better relationships between British Business and Parliament is key to building a prosperous economy. As the global economy remains fragile this partnership becomes crucial and it is here that the IPT continues to be as relevant as it has been since its creation."

Susan Tyzack, Manager, Public Affairs, BOC (IPT Founding Member)

"While the worlds of business and government have changed enormously in the 35 years since the IPT was formed, the IPT has worked incredibly hard - particularly in recent years - to stay fresh and relevant to both.
BOC values the strong relationships and knowledge that have resulted from its long association with the IPT and looks forward to continuing to be part of this important organisation."

Iain Wright MP
Iain Wright MP, Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills

"The IPT is one of the best examples of close and effective co-operation between Parliament and business. Speaking with fellow Parliamentarians from both Houses and all political persuasions, I know how much value they place on the strong and trusted brand of the IPT in helping to facilitate effective engagement between parliament and UK business."