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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Business confidence and economic review lunch

Date: 19 September 2017 12:30 to 14:00

Type: ICAEW Governance and Research

Organiser: ICAEW

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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Judges Country House Hotel


Thirsk Road
TS15 9LW

Tel No: 01642 789000


Keith Proudfoot

Keith Proudfoot

Organisation: ICAEW

Position: Regional Director, Northern and Scotland

Keith Proudfoot qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1978 and has worked in an international practice, a small firm of Chartered Accountants in Consett just as the steel works were closing, and in the property industry.

In 2001 Keith was appointed the first Regional Manager for the then 3000 members of the ICAEW in the northern region and subsequently was given the responsibility of looking after the interests of and raising the ICAEW profile for the 1400+ members in Scotland. Keith has an extensive business support network.

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

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

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