Foreign Secretary attends Annual Enterprise Forum at Wentworth

Philip Hammond, local MP and Foreign Secretary was an esteemed guest of Surrey’s leading estate agency, Barton Wyatt last Friday.

March 20th saw the Runnymede & Weybridge Enterprise Forum annual lunch take place in the graceful dining room at The Wentworth Club.   As a keen supporter of the enterprise, James Wyatt Partner of Barton Wyatt estate agents Surrey hosted tables and invited the two local international schools as his guests.

Wyatt comments:

“I am a staunch supporter of this group and indeed was Chairman a few years ago.  I believe this forum is an excellent way of getting local businesses together to encourage economic discussion and the effect of politics on our lives.  As Mr Hammond is the Foreign Secretary I thought that it would be tremendous to include our two local international schools – ACS Egham and TASIS – both of which have quite an impact on our patch of North Surrey.”

The two schools combined take in the region of 1500pupils who are mainly being educated on the International Baccalaureate and their being in the local area attracts a wealth of international families to the Virginia Water area.

James Wyatt continues:

“I believe without these two schools in our locality, Wentworth would be a very different patchwork to the rich diversity of cultures that it is today.  I love the mix of nationalities and cultures that we have on our doorstep.  It creates a terrific international environment and one that I am very glad my children are growing up in.

“It was with this in mind that I decided to include some sixth formers from TASIS and ACS Egham to join my tables. These youngsters will be our future and I hope that they will go back to their respective schools and talk freely to their peers about this experience.”

Philip Hammond, Member of Parliament for Runnymede & Weybridge and Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs attends all the meetings for the Enterprise Forum. He says:

“Personally, I greatly value the opportunity which the Forum gives me to discuss current issues and political developments with the local business community. All members of the Cabinet value the opportunity to hear the views and concerns of the business community – thus helping to ensure that we achieve our stated ambition – to be a business-friendly administration. I want to remain a champion of private sector-led growth within Government and I value my links with the local business community highly.”

For more information on the Enterprise Forum, the local schools or property please speak to James Wyatt at Barton Wyatt Surrey estate agents, 01344 843 000 or visit