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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Business confidence and economic review breakfast with Bank of England

Date: 21 June 2018 07:45 for 08:00 - 09:30

Type: ICAEW Governance and Research

Organiser: NorSCA

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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Venue

Tyneside Cinema Cafe

Address:
10 - 12 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6QG

Tel No: 0191 227 5522

Speaker

Mauricio Armellini – Bank of England

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.
Mauricio came to the North East in 2005 to undertake his PhD studies in economics at Durham University, following his MA in Development Economics at Williams College (USA). He also taught economics at undergraduate and postgraduate level at Durham University.
Before leaving his native Uruguay in 2004, he worked as a professional economist in the financial and non-for-profit sectors.

How to book

The easiest way to book is online by clicking the button to Book Online at icaew.com – you will be able to log into your account at icaew.com and pay with your debit or credit card.

You can also telephone the ICAEW central events booking team on 01908 248159 and pay over the phone.

Alternatively you can download a booking form or book by email.