Monday 5th October | 13:00 – 14:00
As the UK begins to put the conflict and chaos of Brexit and the pandemic behind it, the Free Market Forum has released a new publication “30 ideas for 2030”. Offering a bright, bold, and positive vision for where Britain could be by the end of the decade, join some of the authors to discuss how we can seize the opportunities now in front of us and unleash Britain’s potential.
Sam Collins (Chair) | is Marketing and Outreach Director at the Free Market Forum and Policy Advisor to Mark Littlewood, IEA Director General. Sam has spent most of his working life in the political and charitable sectors in New Zealand, Britain and the United States of America. Sam previously held roles as the Director of The Hope Foundation for Street Children (UK), Director of The Age Endeavour Fellowship, and Public Affairs Consultant at MAP BioPharma.
Alison Cork | is an entrepreneur, business leader, author and TV presenter. An advocate for business and women’s enterprise, in 2018 Alison was appointed Conservative Champion for Women Entrepreneurs and has previous stood to be Conservative candidate as Mayor of London.
Alys Denby | is the Deputy Editor of CapX, a website founded to make the case for popular capitalism: for markets, innovation and competition, and for policies that deliver for the masses as well as the elites. Previously, Alys worked as Parliamentary Researcher for Helen Whately MP, and as a journalist at the Daily Mail and Evening Standard.
Matthew Elliott | is a veteran campaigner and policy entrepreneur, having been CEO of two successful referendum campaigns – NOtoAV in 2011 and Vote Leave in 2016. He also founded the TaxPayers’ Alliance, Big Brother Watch, Business for Britain and BrexitCentral. He has been described by the Financial Times as “one of the most formidable political strategists in Westminster”, by the New Statesman as “one of the most successful – and feared – campaigners in British politics” and by the BBC as “one of the most effective lobbyists at Westminster”. He is now the Senior Political Adviser to Shore Capital and Senior Adviser to Engine|MHP.
Greg Smith MP | is the Conservative Member of Parliament for the Buckingham constituency. Prior to being elected to Parliament in 2019, Greg worked in print, design and marketing, serving clients across the manufacturing, medical technology and charity sectors, as well as serving for 12 years on Hammersmith and Fulham council.