Reacting to the Queen's Speech today, Nick Molho, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group, said: "It is encouraging to see the government's desire to make the United Kingdom a leader in new industries and enhance its role on the world stage".
Theresa May's minority government has dropped key Tory manifesto pledges, including expanding grammar schools and a free vote on restoring fox hunting, as the Queen Elizabeth announced a list of government's priorities.
May had extended an invitation to her American counterpart in the week following Trump's inauguration in January - during a visit to the White House.
May had hoped for an overwhelming election victory that would silence dissenters and give her a mandate to push ahead with plans to leave the European Customs Union and drastically limit immigration as Britain leaves the EU.
Another detail earned notice for its absence: In a speech that traditionally notes important state visits - this time around, it was an upcoming visit from the king and queen of Spain - there was no mention of President Trump.
Following the omission on Wednesday, a senior Trump administration official told CNN: "She didn't mention (the visit) because the date is not yet set".
She also tried to be softer period.
Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was ready to step in and build a rival government - although he and other opposition parties lack the collective numbers to bring down May.
"'We will use every opportunity to vote down Government policies that failed to win public support and we will use every opportunity to win support for our programme".
The speech, which follows the State Opening of Parliament, sets out the priorities for the government over the course of the next Parliament.
The Queen's Speech, normally a chance for a new government to show off an ambitious programme, is usually a high point of British pomp, but this year there was no horse-drawn carriage procession, crown or ceremonial robes. Both ceremonies take weeks of preparation and planning, and it was deemed too hard to prepare for two such events so close together.
"Firms will expect all politicians to put pragmatism before politics, starting with Brexit", she said.
"Get your skates on, the first race is half past two", he quipped.