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House of Lords Lunch 2017

Aluminium Industry APPG Annual Lunch in the House of Lords

Thursday 13 July 2017

ALFED's annual Parliamentary Lunch is to be held on Thursday, 13 July in the Cholmondeley Room Terrace at the House of Lords. The event will be hosted by Lord Paul of Marylebone, who is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the UK Aluminium Industry.

The purpose of this very important event in ALFED’s calendar is to raise and discuss issues relating to the UK’s aluminium sector at the highest level within UK Government. There will be three speakers at the Lunch:


ALFED President Giles Ashmead (l, above), managing director of Powdertech (Corby) Limited, will give an industry overview and report on the work of the APPG. 

Dr Fiona Solomon (c, above), executive director of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), will speak about the work of the ASI, giving its aims and objectives.

Dr Andrew Perchard (r, above), senior research fellow at Coventry University and historian, author of ‘Aluminiumville’ the definitive historical account of the Lochaber smelter, will speak on the history of aluminium in the Scottish Highlands and moving through to the exciting opportunities now promised at Fort William.

PLEASE NOTE - The cost of the House of Lords Lunch is included in your ALFED Membership. However if you book a place and then subsequently cancel less than six days prior to the event, there will be a charge of £50.00 to cover the meal costs.

Numbers are limited and the demand usually very high and so we can only offer places on a 'first come first served' basis. Places are restricted to one place per ALFED Member company.

Please book using this reply slip. If you need further information  please contact Ann Gough on 0121 601 6365, email

Your formal invitation card and further details will be sent to you on receipt of your completed form. Without this invitation card, you will be unable to gain admission to the House of Lords.

Please note that the AGM of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the UK Aluminium Industry will be held on the same day, immediately before the Lunch. ALFED Members wishing to attend the AGM should contact Ann Gough: