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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Business Confidence and Economic Review Breakfast with UKTI/UKEF (Fully Booked)

Date: 10 March 2015 08:00

Type: Business and Industry, ICAEW Governance and Research

Organiser: ICAEW

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 discussion of the findings and implications for business. 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 plc.

Breakfast will be available from 07:45 and the briefing and discussion will commence at 08:00 and conclude by 09:30.

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

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Jonathan Leonard

Organisation: UKEF

Position: Senior Finance Adviser

Jonathan began his career at Northern Rock, working his way up to the position of Section Manager leading departments working in both the debt recovery and mortgage retention areas.  After leaving Northern Rock in 2008 he joined HSBC where he worked in a number of roles, latterly as a front line relationship manager working with internationally focused businesses in the North East.  Jonathan joined UK Export Finance (UKEF) in 2012 where he worked as an Export Finance Adviser in the North East of England.  After 18 successful months Jonathan was promoted to Senior Export Finance Adviser, where he assumes responsibility for the North of The UK, line managing the Export Finance Advisers within this area.  Jonathan still also maintains his role in the North East of England, working with exporters.

Keith Proudfoot

Keith Proudfoot

Organisation: ICAEW

Position: Regional Director, Northern and Scotland

Keith Proudfoot was the first Regional Director for the then 3000 members of the ICAEW in the northern region from 2001 to 2017 and from 2002 also for the 1400+ members in Scotland.

Now holding a number of unpaid non-exec roles with charities and NFPs, Keith has an extensive business support network.  He has continued to be involved with ICAEW members in the Northern region in a voluntary capacity.

Simon Crosby

Organisation: UKTI

Position: Senior International Trade Adviser

Simon Cosby is Lead UKTI Adviser in the North East of England for Canada, USA and Mexico and regional lead adviser for the energy/renewables sector. Simon has over 20 years’ of business development experience throughout Asia, Europe and North America. First-hand knowledge of establishing and developing all types of sales network including agents, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, B2C.

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.