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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Q2 ICAEW Business confidence & NE LEP breakfast – Newcastle

Date: 4 June 2020 07:45 - 09:30

Type: ICAEW Governance and Research, Social and Networking

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 – 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.

NE LEP – Veronica Sutherland, Senior Economist

Our Economy is the North East LEP’s annual update on the performance of the region’s economy and how it is changing over time, each year they look at topic in depth. Our Economy 2020, is to be published in May and will examine the economic geography of the North East. Victoria will present some of the key findings from this research and discuss their implications.

Rate Cost
Price No Charge
Time Session
07:45 Registration/breakfast
08:00 Welcome introductions
08:05 ICAEW BCM results
NE LEP 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


Dr Yvonne Gale FCA – Chief Executive Officer, NEL Fund Managers

Yvonne joined NEL Fund Managers in 2002. She is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of all teams within the organisation.

Her role also involves sourcing funds for management, fund design, achieving maximised returns and impact for investors, and investor relations.

Yvonne is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and an Associate Member of the Institute of Economic Development. She holds a DBA, MBA, IOD Diploma in Company Direction and is an FCA approved person. Dr Gale’s area of research is investment decision making. She is also a member of the Advisory and Decision Committee for the UAE Ministry of Finance-backed, Mohammed bin Rashid AED 2 billion Innovation Fund.

Prior to joining NEL, she qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a national accountancy firm and has held senior management positions in several high growth businesses. She brings a wealth of experience to the team of investing in high growth businesses.

Victoria Sutherland, Senior Economist, North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

The North East LEP’s role is to provide strategic economic leadership for the region, working with partners and facilitating the delivery of the North East Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) and the North East Local Industrial Strategy (LIS).

Victoria leads the North East LEP’s work to analyse the economic performance of the North East, to ensure that key decisions and work programmes are based on a solid evidence base.

Victoria previously worked for the University of Glasgow’s Training and Employment Research Unit (TERU) where she undertook research, evaluation and strategy development for economic and skills development bodies at the national, regional and local level (including the European Commission, Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, NERIP and local authorities).

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.