Blog Type, IPT Blog | July 2017

IPT Celebrates 40 Years of Fellowship Success at Downing Street

On Monday 03 July the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) hosted a reception at 11 Downing Street. The event saw representatives of supporting organisations and parliamentarians gather as part of the IPT’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Founded in 1977, the IPT has provided an independent and non-political platform of engagement between Parliament and UK businesses. The event was part of the IPT’s ongoing events to commemorate the 40 years milestone, which has also included a cartoon exhibition in Portcullis House featuring 20 parliamentarians who have completed an IPT Fellowship.

The reception included opening words from Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury and former President of the IPT. Forthcoming chair of the IPT Board of Trustees, Baroness Margaret Prosser OBE, and outgoing chair of three years, Sir David Amess MP, presented parliamentarians who have completed their Fellowship with a commemorating cartoon.  Cartoons were presented to The Lord German OBE, former MP John Pugh (accepted on his behalf by Baroness Scott of Needham Market), Robin Walker MP and Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP.

You can find out more about our Fellowship programme here, or if you are interested in hosting any of our parliamentarians as part of their Fellowship, please get in touch with Liz Dawson, Parliamentary Affairs Manager at or call 020 7839 9405.