• BCC Annual Conference: 10th February 2015 QEII Conference Centre, London
  • Speaker line-up including senior cabinet ministers, Ed Balls, William Hague and Sir Clive Woodward OBE
  • To register for a free press pass please contact the press team on 020 7654 5813 / 5817 or register via the website.

Just three months before the general election, the British Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference will bring together senior politicians and business leaders to debate a true ‘Business Plan for Britain’. The conference, sponsored by Lloyds Bank, BT Business, DHL Express, Heathrow Airport and AXA PPP healthcare, will feature speakers at the heart of the business growth agenda, and from across the political spectrum.

On Tuesday 10th February, BCC Director General John Longworth will be joined by senior cabinet ministers and a range of high-profile politicians, business leaders and commentators to examine how Britain’s next government can shape a pro-enterprise, pro-growth landscape for business. Discussions will centre on the critical issues of developing the talents of the next generation, growing UK exports, devolution to all regions of the UK and the Britain’s on-going relationship with the EU.

Speakers include:

  • Senior cabinet ministers
  • Ed Balls MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • William Hague MP, First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons
  • John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
  • Sir Clive Woodward OBE, Rugby World Cup Winning Head Coach
  • Margaret Mountford, Chair, The Bright Ideas Trust
  • Angus Thirwell, CEO and Founder, Hotel Chocolate
  • Fraser Doherty MBE, Founder of SuperJam
  • Linda Yueh, BCC’s Chief Business Correspondent
  • Martin Wolf CBE, Financial Times
  • John Longworth, BCC Director General

Tickets are available by visiting the Annual Conference website: For more information click here.

Commenting ahead of the Annual Conference, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

“This years’ general election is set to be the most unpredictable vote in decades. Our Annual Conference – set in the crucial run up to the polls – offers senior politicians the opportunity to clearly set out how they will deliver a more confident and more enterprising Britain. By setting out a true ‘Business Plan for Britain’, the political parties can instil confidence among British businesses across the country, so they can focus on delivering long –term growth and prosperity for the UK.”