About me:

Maxine leads the CBI’s member proposition, events and commercial partnerships teams; taking responsibility for the events, product and content strategy. The programme provides a range of products and content to support business success building on the CBI’s unique insight, intelligence and convening power to help companies understand the next actions they can take on issues such as decarbonisation, skills and inclusion and health. In more than a decade at the CBI Maxine has worked in a range of policy and commercial roles. Founding CBI Economics – an in-house consultancy service and the leadership and training business; leading the policy for the CBI’s thought leadership project on raising ambition for all in schools, managing the CBI’s trade association members and a portfolio of key CBI members in the FMCG sector. Prior to joining the CBI Maxine was a consultant at SQW Consulting focusing on regional economic development and policy evaluation. Maxine has a BA in Politics and an MA in Post Conflict Reconstruction from York University.


Thursday, October 13, 2022, 10:00:00 AM UTC

Ali Clabburn, Juliet Eccleston, Maxine Bligh

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Public Policy & Government Relations: Why Engagement is Essential to Growth

Room 1


Maxine Bligh | Director, CBI

Ali Clabburn | Founder & Chairman, Liftshare

Juliet Eccleston | CEO & Founder, AnyGood?

To ensure that governments and local authorities understand our business models when considering both changes in legislation and taxation as well as opportunities, it's critical that we maintain a consistent and persistent focus on communication. This session highlights the key lessons from lobbying to roundtables and how we can influence this as individual businesses as well as a community.