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38 Degrees

38 Degrees is one of the country’s largest campaigning organisations. We bring together millions of citizens to work to make the UK a better place, by taking action on the issues that matter to us. Since the EU Referendum, 38 Degrees members have been drawing up a crowd-sourced vision for what Brexit should look like. Over 8 million votes have been cast so far, on dozens of different ideas including the NHS, trade and immigration - and the plan is taking shape.

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ABTA

ABTA is the UK’s largest travel trade association, representing travel agents and tour operators that sell in excess of £33 billion of holidays and other travel arrangements each year. We have been a trusted travel brand for more than 65 years offering advice and guidance to the travelling public, as well as leading the travel industry in supporting high service stands, working with our Members on health and safety, and promoting responsible tourism at home and abroad.

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Airport Operators Association (AOA)

The Airport Operators Association (AOA) is the trade association that represents UK airports. Its mission is to see UK airports grow sustainably. The AOA represents the views of UK airports to Government, Parliament and regulators to secure policy outcomes that help deliver its mission. It represents more than 50 UK airports in the UK.

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Apprenticeships Forum

During the Party Conference season, Dods is running The Apprenticeships Forum; a series of events across Labour, Tory and SNP. 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 partyconference@dodsgroup.com.

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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 (BAT)

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. 

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 Institute of Building (CIOB)

The Chartered Institute of Building is at the heart of a management career in construction. We are the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership.  We have a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society, and we’ve been doing that since 1834. Our members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment. 

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EDF

EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers and businesses with electricity and gas.  It generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants.

In Scotland EDF Energy operates Hunterston B in North Ayrshire and Torness in East Lothian which employ more than 1,000 staff and around 500 contracting partners across the two power stations. EDF Energy also employs more than 200 office based staff in East Kilbride. Our joint venture, EDF Energy Renewables, operates seven windfarms in Scotland. These assets power stations generate enough electricity to power almost 4 million homes.

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Health & Care Forum

The Health & Care Forum is an exciting collaboration of influential health and social care organisations. This forward-looking partnership is working together to raise the profile of the important issues within the health and social care sector. The Forum aims to share thought-provoking insights while also shaping the future of the debate.

If you have an interest in driving this debate and would like to find out how to be involved, please email stephen.lamb@dodsgroup.com.

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Home Group

Home Group, a social enterprise and a charity with a turnover of over £325m, is one of the UK’s largest providers of high quality housing and supported housing services and products.

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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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Octopus Healthcare

With £1 billion of healthcare assets under management across a number of platforms, we invest in GP surgeries, care homes, retirement housing, special education needs schools and private hospitals. As specialists in healthcare, we’re all about taking the long-term partnership approach, creating brilliant new environments to improve people’s health and wellbeing experience, for the better.

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Poppyscotland

Poppyscotland were established in 1921 as The Earl Haig Fund Scotland but adopted our current name and logo in 2006 to reflect our revised fundraising activities and welfare services work.  In June 2011 Poppyscotland merged with our sister charity The Royal British Legion (TRBL), which operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to form the largest charity group supporting the Armed Forces community across the whole of the UK.  We continue to operate as a distinct charity within the TRBL group of charities, relying entirely on public donations to allow us to continue our life-changing work.

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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.  

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members. We provide the standards, training, support and recognition that put our members – in the UK and overseas – at the peak of their profession.

With government, we work to improve the design quality of public buildings, new homes and new communities.

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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

RICS are a professional body that accredits professionals within the land, property and construction sectors worldwide. RICS regulate and promote the profession; maintain the highest educational and professional standards; protect clients and consumers via a strict code of ethics; and provide impartial advice and guidance.

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Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) works to improve health care for women everywhere, by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and advocating for women’s health care worldwide.

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Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

The Royal Town Planning Institute champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. We represent over 24,000 members worldwide, supporting them throughout their careers. We shape planning policy, raise professional standards and are the only body in the UK to confer Chartered status to planners, the highest professional qualification.

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Santander UK

Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. It has brought real competition to the UK, through its innovative products for retail customers and relationship banking model for UK SMEs. 

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The Royal British Legion (RBL)

The Royal British Legion supports the Armed Forces community through life and is the national custodian of Remembrance, safeguarding the memory of those who have fought and died, as well as the unique contribution made by all those who’ve served.

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The Royal College of Midwives

The RCM is the only professional organisation and trade union 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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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 over 2.2 million people right across the country. 

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UK BioIndustry Association

The UK BioIndustry Association, the BIA, is the trade association for innovative enterprises involved in UK bioscience. Members include start-up, emerging and more established bioscience companies; pharmaceutical companies; academic, research and philanthropic organisations; and service providers to the bioscience sector. The BIA works to further the interests of members and the industry – nationally and internationally. Our heritage of innovation, enterprise and success dates back to our founding over 20 years ago. Bioscience is a national priority for the UK.  The BIA works to encourage and promote a financially sound and thriving bioscience sector within the UK economy. Our goal is to secure the UK’s position as a global hub and as the best location for innovative research and commercialisation, to help enable our world-leading research base to deliver healthcare solutions that can truly make a difference to people’s lives.

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VolkerWessels UK

VolkerWessels UK employs over 2,500 staff across the country and brings together best practice through five business units: VolkerFitzpatrick, VolkerRail, VolkerStevin, VolkerHighways and VolkerLaser.  These business units each have a long and successful heritage built on delivering quality and bespoke projects as well as providing specialist skills, plant and equipment.  Our success is founded on our ability to deliver in challenging environments and regularly winning repeat business from established clients.

WElink Group

Founded in 2007, the WElink Group is a specialised renewable energy company and a leading global innovator, developer, financial aggregator, and facilities manager of modern, energy efficient modular constructions.

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Women's Aid

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. We are a federation of over 220 organisations, who provide more than 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country. We have been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice for over 40 years. Women's Aid campaigns for better support for women and children, provides training and resources for professionals, and delivers a package of vital 24-hour lifeline services through publications, websites and the National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Refuge. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs.

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