Dods at Party Conference 2019

Labour | Conservatives | SNP

Event Hosts

Apprenticeships Forum

During the Party Conference season, Dods is running The Apprenticeships Forum; a series of events across Party Conference. Its aim is to have a collaborative movement to raise awareness and provoke policy discussion around the positive impact of Apprenticeships, some of the regulatory issues faced and to discuss what the Parties can do to support UK Apprenticeship programmes.

If you have an interest in driving this debate and would like to find out how to be involved, please email us.

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Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry represents innovative research-based biopharmaceutical companies, large, medium and small, leading an exciting new era of bioscience in the UK.

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BAE Systems

BAE Systems is an international defence, security and aerospace company headquartered in London with operations worldwide. The Company employs over 30,000 highly skilled people in the UK, designing, developing, manufacturing and supporting a wide range of equipment for UK Armed Forces and our allies.

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British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold across the world. Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also at the forefront of developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our portfolio includes Vype, one of the leading vaping brands in the UK and we continue to expand our portfolio with new and innovative products. We know consumers want product quality and safety in the category which is why we making a significant investment in the innovation, research and development of these products. 

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British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA)

The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) is the industry body for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK. With more than 600 member firms - including over 260 fund managers and 100 institutional investors - it is our role to inform and engage, to demonstrate the positive role of our industry in the UK economy and provide market intelligence, technical updates, specialist training and more.

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CBI

With over 50 years of experience, the CBI is the UK’s most effective and influential business organisation. Proving members with the influence, insight and access they need to plan ahead with confidence and grow. CBI represents members’ views when working with policymakers to deliver a healthy environment for businesses to succeed, create jobs and ultimately, drive economic growth and prosperity.

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Chartered Body Alliance

The Chartered Body Alliance is a joint initiative by The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments, The Chartered Banker Institute and The Chartered Insurance Institute, which recognises a primary duty to the public of enhancing and sustaining professionalism in the financial services. By working together, the Alliance can achieve greater public benefit, continuing to raise professionalism and trust across the financial services by promoting high standards of knowledge, skill, integrity and behaviour. 

Health & Care Forum

During the Party Conference season, Dods is running the Health & Care Forum; a series of events across Party Conference. Its aim is to have a collaborative movement to raise awareness and provoke policy discussion around he important issues within the health and social care sector.

If you have an interest in driving this debate and would like to find out how to be involved, please email us.

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Home Group

We are a social enterprise and a charity with a turnover of over £350m and one of the UK’s largest providers of high quality housing and integrated housing, health and social care. We’re supporting a new generation of homeowners who thought owning their own home was an impossible dream. We’ve committed to building 10,000 new homes over the next five years from affordable housing to our lovely Persona homes which are shaking up the new build market. We’ve even been shortlisted as "Best Large Developer" in the 2017 RESI Awards.

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 168,000 members in 150 countries. 

The IET works to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing its members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers.

The IET is a registered charity and part of this remit is to increase awareness of engineering. This includes accrediting degree courses and apprenticeships in a range of engineering and technology subjects. The IET also awards over £1,000,000 each year to students to support them in their engineering studies.

There is a well-documented skills shortage in engineering and the IET invests considerable time and resource in education programmes to show young people the exciting, creative and rewarding range of careers available and the range of entry routes.

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JTI - Japan Tobacco International

JTI is a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies, a leading international tobacco and e-cigarette manufacturer. With headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, JTI has operations in more than 120 countries and employs about 40,000 employees. JTI has its UK headquarters in Weybridge, Surrey and has a long-standing and significant presence in the UK, with a national distribution centre in Crewe, and a business service centre in Manchester. Its brand portfolio includes Benson & Hedges, Silk Cut, Mayfair, Sovereign and Sterling, as well as a number of other tobacco products including hand-rolling tobacco (Amber Leaf), cigars (Hamlet), pipe tobacco (Condor) and vaping products (Logic).

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London Councils

London Councils represents London’s 32 boroughs and the City of London. We are a cross-party organisation that works on behalf of all of our member authorities regardless of political persuasion. We make the case to government, the Mayor and others to get the best deal for Londoners and to ensure that our members have the resources, freedoms and powers to do the best possible job for their residents and local businesses.

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Maritime UK

Maritime UK brings together the UK’s shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine industries to promote the sector, influence government and drive growth.

The maritime sector is the fundamental enabler of British global trade. The UK sector exports its own innovative maritime products and services. With cutting-edge technology, high-quality design & manufacturing, unparalleled expertise in services and major investment opportunities, the UK is the natural home for global maritime business.

We support just under 1 million jobs and contribute around £40bn to UK GDP

Our sector is a vital part of our island nation's heritage and of our modern economy – supporting jobs, driving innovation and enabling trade. Our sector also enables millions of people to enjoy the recreational benefits of the UK's coastal and inland waterways.

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Octopus

Octopus is a group of innovative, entrepreneurial businesses investing in people, ideas and industries. We are experts in financial services and energy, transforming these markets by offering our customers access to smart and simple solutions.  Since 2000, we've taken the spirit of entrepreneurship into sectors such as venture capital, wealth management, property financing, infrastructure and renewable energy investments.  We are also building the UK's most highly-rated energy supply business; Octopus Energy.  Over the years Octopus have invested in more than 500 SMEs including household names such as Secret Escapes, Graze.com and Zoopla Property Group.  We are the largest venture capital investor in the UK and our investments have helped many businesses to create and sustain thousands of jobs.

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Rail Delivery Group

The Rail Delivery Group exists to enable rail companies to succeed in transforming and delivering a successful railway. Rail plays an ever more crucial role in Britain, with long term growth in passengers and freight. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together all passenger and freight operators with Network Rail and HS2, providing services and support to enable them to succeed by delivering better services for their customers. This ultimately benefits taxpayers and the economy.  

Railway Industry Association

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the voice of the UK rail supply community. We help to grow a sustainable, high-performing, railway supply industry, and to export UK rail expertise and products. We promote and represent our members’ interests to policy makers, clients and other stakeholders in the UK and overseas.

RIA has 270+ companies in membership in a sector that contributes £36 billion in economic growth and £11 billion in tax revenue each year, as well as employing 600,000 people—more than the workforce of Birmingham. It is also a growing industry with the number of rail journeys expected to double over the next 25 years and freight set to grow significantly too. RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60% by number).

RIA campaigns on a number of issues, including consistent and visible funding of the rail industry, meet the challenges of decarbonising and digitalising the UK rail network, addressing the risks and opportunities of Brexit, and generating and maintaining support for major future rail infrastructure schemes, such as Trans Pennine Route Upgrade, Crossrail, HS2, East West Rail, Northern Powerhouse Rail and Crossrail 2.

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Smart Energy GB

Smart Energy GB is the campaign for a smarter Britain. It’s our task to help everyone in Great Britain understand smart meters, the national rollout and how to use their new meters to be cleaner and greener with their energy use.

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TheCityUK

TheCityUK is an industry body for UK-based financial and related professional services, producing evidence of its importance to the wider economy. In the UK, across Europe and globally, TheCityUK seeks to influence policy to drive competitiveness, create jobs and ensure long-term economic growth. The industry is a core driver of the economy, contributing nearly 11 percent of all UK gross value added and employing nearly 2.3 million people right across the country. 

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The Royal College of Midwives

The RCM is the only trade union and professional association dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. We provide workplace advice and support, professional and clinical guidance and information, and learning opportunities with our broad range of events, conferences and online resources.

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