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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Q3 ICAEW Business confidence monitor breakfast – Newcastle

Date: 11 September 2020 07:45 - 09:30

Type: ICAEW Governance and Research

Organiser: ICAEW

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

Explore the latest BCM results with our local experts and industry insiders, and get real insights into the issues surrounding business confidence in the 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

A round table discussion of the latest findings from the quarterly ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM), discussion and conditions that businesses are facing.

Confederation of British Industry (CBI) – Alistair Westwood


Rate Cost
Price No Charge
Time Session
07:45 Registration/breakfast
08:00 Welcome introductions
08:05 ICAEW BCM results
CBI update
09:30 Close


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Northern Counties Club

Northern Counties Club,
11 Hood Street,
Newcastle upon Tyne,

Tel No: 0191 232 2744


Steve Plaskitt – Partner, Tait Walker

Steve Plaskitt – Partner, Tait Walker

Steve Plaskitt, FCA
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.

He has advised on many cross border acquisitions and disposals including successfully completing deals with companies from Japan, Taiwan, Canada, USA, France, Germany, Ireland and Scandinavia.

As an experienced Corporate Financier he adds value to the strategies and processes involved with selling a company or seeking additional finance. Much of what he does is based around strategy at board level to work closely with clients, their lawyers and funders

Alistair Westwood, Deputy Regional Director, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

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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.