APPG for Trade & Investment Supporter Network

Supporters Network

The APPG for Trade and Investment is committed to enabling all voices to participate in the national and international trade and investment debate. 

The APPG has created a unique, multi-stakeholder Supporter Network comprising 290+ organisations and 500+ trade professionals from the entire UK trade community. Our Supporters Network includes business, consumers, unions, civil society, diplomats, academics and economists.

Together this network represents over 1 million companies of all sizes and sectors, 10 million citizens and consumers and 20 million workers.

The APPG receives no financial contribution from, and nor does it cost to be a part of our Supporter Network.

If you would like to find out more, contact our Secretariat at 



"The UK has an ambitious trade and investment agenda and I am delighted to work with the Trade and Investment All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on this new and exciting chapter in the UK’s history. The group will focus on important issues such as trade policy, investment, trade finance and trade  promotion. Parliamentarians and industry have an important role to play as we become a truly independent trading nation and I look forward to working with the APPG to help us achieve trade deals that benefit every part of the UK and across all industries."

Rt Hon Liz Truss, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom, Former Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade.


"The new All-Party Parliamentary Group for Trade and Investment is an important development, and I am pleased to thoroughly endorse it."

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt, Minister for Investment.


“This APPG is one of the only places for an open and constructive discussion of trade policy among representatives  from business, labour, civil society, consumers, academia, and parliament from across the UK. I hope it will become a  space for genuine dialogue with government, which is urgently needed.”

Emily Jones, Associate Professor, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford


“It is essential for trade unions to be involved in trade negotiations to ensure trade deals secure good jobs, fair pay  and protections for workers’ rights and public services. This APPG marks an important opportunity for trade unions to  work with parliamentarians to push for these objectives in UK trade policy when so many important trade negotiations  are taking place.”

Rosa Crawford, policy officer for international trade, Trades Union Congress


“The APPG’s work bringing a wide group stakeholder together will help ensure an inclusive approach to trade and  secure a bright trading future for UK businesses, whether large or small.”

James Sibley, Head of International Affairs, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)


“The strength of this APPG lies in its diversity, hearing from genuinely interested participants, exporters, advisors and  academics brings the much-needed context for the future of international trade debate.”

Lesley Batchelor OBE Co-ordinator SIITACE (Society of Independent International Trade and Customs Experts)


“The establishment of the Trade and Export Promotion APPG is a positive step forward in enabling a diverse range of  viewpoints to be heard and working towards making the UK’s future trade policy work for all communities across the  UK.”

Julie Shah, Senior Policy Adviser, Association of British Insurers (ABI)


“The Global Shippers Forum is pleased to be working with the APPG to inform its work on making international trade  and logistics efficient, sustainable and socially responsible. GSF advocates these principles across its global membership.”

James Hookham, Secretary General, Global Shippers Forum