Parliamentary OIA Directors Forum a big success

Parliamentary OIA Directors Forum a big success

Yesterday the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) welcomed the Directors Forum to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster for the first time.

The networking event, organised by OIA CEO, Andrew Denton, was hailed a great success with attendees discussing how better to communicate the outdoor agenda and, in particular, to explore ways in which the outdoor industry might emulate the success of other bodies, especially in the area of attracting funding.

The forum was attended by leading industry figures and representatives from outdoor bodies across the UK and was addressed by Macclesfield MP David Rutley, who outlined key areas in which the industry could attract Government funding.  Other speakers included Dave Turnbull and Cath Flitcroft, from the British Mountaineering Council (BMC), who gave insight into the BMC’s strategy for gaining funding through Sport England.

Also discussed were the exciting plans for the OIA’s Britain on Foot initiative, which Andrew Denton officially confirmed would launch at the Palace of Westminster on October 24th.

You can also read a report of the event by Simon Baseley at

More details about the forum and the OIA Britain on Foot campaign to follow.