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ICAEW Business confidence and economic review breakfast with Bank of England

An overview of business confidence and the latest economic forecasts can provide valuable insights into how a rapidly changing economy is affecting business in the North East and the rest of the UK.

Event information

Presentations will be followed by discussions of the findings and implications for businesses. As well as answering questions, presenters will be keen to hear your views about business conditions in your area.

Business confidence – Steve Plaskitt, Tait Walker on behalf of ICAEW
The latest findings from the quarterly ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) will give an indication of the overall direction of the economy, what is driving change and highlights the key concerns of UK.

The UK economy – Mauricio Armellini, Bank of England Agent for North East
An ‘off-the-record’ update on the current economic climate based on the Bank of England’s latest forecasts. This session will examine the most recent economic data as well as the prospects for growth and inflation over the near-term. 

Please advise when booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

Cost

The event is free of charge but pre-booking is required.

Programme

07:45 Registration / networking / breakfast (Cinema Café)
08:00 Relocate to Roxy Cinema
08:10 Welcome & introductions (Roxy Cinema)
ICAEW and BoE presentations
Q & A session / Feedback
09:30 Close

Speakers

Mauricio Armellini – Agent, Bank of England North East
Mauricio has been a member of the Government Economic Service since 2008, when he joined the Department for Work and Pensions to lead teams of analysts in areas of key Ministerial attention such as skills and pensions. In 2013 he went on secondment to the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, where he worked as Chief Economist until his appointment as Bank of England’s Agent for the North East in September 2014.

Steve Plaskitt, FCA – Partner, Tait Walker
Steve joined Tait Walker in 2002 and was promoted to partner in 2005. He has over 20 years’ experience of advising owners of small and medium sized businesses in the North of England on company acquisitions and disposals and helps businesses to access fundraising. He has advised on all aspects of SME Corporate Finance from due diligence, valuations, mergers, acquisitions, company disposals, equity fund raising, business planning, bank finance, management buy outs / buy ins and strategic decision making.

 

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Business confidence breakfast and UK Assets in a global context

An overview of business confidence and the latest positioning of markets and currency in a global context.

Event information

Presentations will be followed by discussions of the findings and implications for businesses. As well as answering questions, presenters will be keen to hear your views about business conditions in your area.

Business confidence – Steve Plaskitt, Tait Walker on behalf of ICAEW
The latest findings from the quarterly ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) will give an indication of the overall direction of the economy, what is driving change and highlights the key concerns of UK.

Caroline Simmons – UBS Wealth Management
Will cover UK positioning at this time; including valuations; outlook; risks, and covering off monetary tightening and diversification. Will include UK equity market; UK macro and UK real estate markets, and currency.

Cost

The event is free of charge but pre-booking is required.

Programme

07:45 Registration / networking / breakfast (Cinema Café)
08:00 Relocate to Roxy Cinema
08:10 Welcome & introductions (Roxy Cinema)
ICAEW and UBS presentations
Q & A session / Feedback
09:30 Close

Speakers

Steve Plaskitt, FCA – Partner, Tait Walker on behalf of ICAEW
Steve joined Tait Walker in 2002 and was promoted to partner in 2005. He has over 20 years’ experience of advising owners of small and medium sized businesses in the North of England on company acquisitions and disposals and helps businesses to access fundraising. He has advised on all aspects of SME Corporate Finance from due diligence, valuations, mergers, acquisitions, company disposals, equity fund raising, business planning, bank finance, management buy outs / buy ins and strategic decision making.

Caroline Simmons, UBS Wealth Management
Caroline is deputy-head of the Investment Office UK, and in this capacity regularly presents on the global House view, as well as more specific UK topics and markets.
Caroline is a strategist based in London, specialising in UK equities, and UK real estate. She has 15 years of investment experience and has a background as a UK consumer analyst and prior to joining UBS in 2004 she was a fund analyst. Caroline is a graduate of the University of Oxford, a CFA charter-holder, and holds both the Financial Planning Certificate and the Investment Management Certificate.

 

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Latest BCM update and Brexit – What are the Banks’s doing to help?

Business Confidence Monitor can provide valuable insights into how a rapidly changing economy is affecting business in the North East and the rest of the UK.  Lloyds Banking will give an update on post Brexit Business Response, how the Banks can provide Practical Support in Managing working capital and in working with Clients to access overseas markets.

Business confidence – Keith Proudfoot, ICAEW Regional Director The

Latest findings from the quarterly ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) will give an indication of the overall direction of the economy, what is driving change and highlight the key concerns of UK PLC.

Richard McEvoy, Lloyds Bank Area Director, Manufacturing, SME banking

The challenges of banking in the post-recession and now post-Brexit period and how banks seek to help not just clients but also the wider business community.

Breakfast refreshments will be available from 07:45hrs, the briefing will start 08:00hrs. Please advise when booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

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Q1 ICAEW Business confidence and economic review breakfast – Newcastle

Our resident experts will explore the latest BCM results for our region.

ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM)™ started in 2003 and is one of the UK’s longest running, most comprehensive and highly respected business confidence surveys.

Event information

Business confidence – Yvonne Gale, Chief Executive Officer, NEL Fund Managers on behalf of ICAEW
The latest findings from the quarterly ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) will give an indication of the overall direction of the economy, what is driving change and highlights the key concerns of UK.

North East LEP – Victoria Sutherland, Senior Economist, North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The North East LEP will discuss the region’s economic performance, and an in-depth look at a topic affecting the North East

Chatham House rules apply at all events.

Registration begins 15 minutes prior to start time. 

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Business confidence and economic review lunch

Latest ICAEW BCM findings and an ‘off the record’ update from the Bank of England.

An overview of business confidence and the latest economic forecasts can provide valuable insights into how a rapidly changing economy is affecting business in the North East and the rest of the UK.

Presentations will be followed by discussions of the findings and implications for businesses. As well as answering questions, presenters will be keen to hear your views about business conditions in your area.

Buisness confidence – Keith Proudfoot, ICAEW Regional Director

The latest findings from the quarterly ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) will give an indication of the overall direction of the economy, what is driving change and highlights the key concerns of UK.

The UK economy – Mauricio Armellini, Bank of England Agent for North East

An ‘off-the-record’ update on the current economic climate based on the Bank of England’s latest forecasts. This session will examine the most recent economic data as well as the prospects for growth and inflation over the near-term.

Lunch will be available from 12:00, the briefing will start 12:30. Please advise when booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

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Business Confidence and Economic Review Lunch – Middlesbrough

icaew-uk-business-confidence-monitor-northern-society-of-chartered-accountantsAn overview of business confidence and the latest economic forecasts can provide valuable insights into how a rapidly changing economy is affecting business in the North East and the rest of the UK.

Presentations will be followed by discussions of the findings and implications for businesses. As well as answering questions, presenters will be keen to hear your views about business conditions in your area. Teesside Chair, Emma Read will also be there to welcome you.

Lunch will be available from 12:00, the briefing will start 12:30. Please advise when booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

Cost

The event is free but requires pre-registration.

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Business confidence monitor and doing business in China

Join us for the latest ICAEW BCM findings and Handelsbanken will be providing an insight into China.

icaew-uk-business-confidence-monitor-northern-society-of-chartered-accountantsOur breakfast briefing will provide an overview of the latest business confidence and economic forecasts from ICAEW. Handelsbanken will be providing a detailed analysis of China and will also be discussing how a North East business might trade successfully with the widely debated superpower.

Cost

This event is free but requires pre-registration.

 

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Q4 ICAEW Business confidence and economic review breakfast – Newcastle

Our resident experts will explore the latest BCM results for our region.

ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM)™ started in 2003 and is one of the UK’s longest running, most comprehensive and highly respected business confidence surveys.

Event information

Business confidence – Steve Plaskitt, Partner, Tait Walker on behalf of ICAEW
The latest findings from the quarterly ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) will give an indication of the overall direction of the economy, what is driving change and highlights the key concerns of UK.

The UK economy – Mauricio Armellini, Bank of England Agent for North East
An ‘off-the-record’ update on the current economic climate based on the Bank of England’s latest forecasts. This session will examine the most recent economic data as well as the prospects for growth and inflation over the near-term.

Chatham House rules apply at all events.

Registration begins 15 minutes prior to start time. 

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BusinessFutures – The Future of Sport

What does the future hold for grassroots sports clubs? Are they getting the funding to survive and play their role in society?

Currently 15.3 million people play sport once a week every week. As part of the London 2012 Olympic legacy Sport England promised to provide £493 million* in grass roots funding between 2013 & 2017. But where has this funding gone to? Do grass roots clubs see any of this?

Is elite sport sustainable if lower levels struggle for financial survival?

What difference should funding make to grass roots clubs?

Will Brexit affect funding?

What role does grass roots sports play?

BusinessFutures is an ICAEW project that looks at challenges business face over the next two decades and beyond. Sport is a new theme for 2016 where we will explore the challenges that the industry faces.

Come along and join us for the debate where these and other questions will be explored. There are no right or wrong answers it’s your views that count

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BCM and the latest update on the economy

Latest ICAEW Business Confidence findings and a look at the current investment opportunities.

An overview of business confidence and the latest economic forecasts can provide valuable insights into how a rapidly changing economy is affecting business in the North East and the rest of the UK.

Presentations will be followed by discussions of the findings and implications for businesses. As well as answering questions, presenters will be keen to hear your views about business conditions in your area.

Business confidence – Keith Proudfoot, ICAEW Regional Director

The latest findings from the quarterly ICAEW / Grant Thornton Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) will give an indication of the overall direction of the economy, what is driving change and highlights the key concerns of UK.

The UK economy – Nick Swales and Ed Smith

Nick Swales, Rathbones Regional Director will introduce Ed Smith, Rathbones Asset Allocation Strategist, to provide a timely review of investment opportunities and then he will explain how to apply them.

Breakfast refreshments will be available from 07:45hrs in the café area, the briefing will start 08:00hrs in the Roxy Cinema. Please advise when booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

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