Lightfoot was invited to attend the Annual Shipbuilders and Ship-repairers Association lunch at the House of Commons on Thursday 15th October. As well as Lightfoot, the lunch was attended by members of the SSA, guests and leading government officials. Keynote addresses were given by The Rt. Hon Anna Soubry MP, Minister of State for Small Business, Industry & Enterprise and David Dingle CBE Chairman of Maritime UK and Carnival UK.