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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Q1 ICAEW Business confidence & economic review lunch – Middlesbrough

Date: 10 March 2020 12:00 - 14:00

Type: ICAEW Governance and Research, Social and Networking

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.

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.

Economic Update – Mauricio Armellini, Agent North East, Bank of England

In the first event post-election, we’ll be exploring what the results mean for the region. Mauricio will be running a private, off-the-record roundtable discussion, allowing delegates to share their experiences and expectations in an environment designed to allow full and frank discussion.

Please book in advance as places are now limited due to the roundtable format.

Rate Cost
Price No Charge
Time Session
12:00 Registration/lunch
12:30 Welcome introductions
12:35 ICAEW BCM results
BoE Economic update
Roundtable discussion led by BoE
14:00 Close

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Tel No: 0844 499 6789


Mauricio Armellini – Bank of England

Mauricio Armellini – Bank of England

Mauricio Armellini, Agent North East, 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.

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.

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.